Bobby Jindal Slams Barack Obama's Record on Lemonade Stands
This just in: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has called into question Barack Obama's history with lemonade stands.
Jindal, a Republican and potential running mate for Mitt Romney, said Tuesday morning on Fox News's America's Newsroom that Obama: "hasn't run anything before he was elected President of the United States...never ran a state, never a business, never ran a lemonade stand." Jindal's criticism echoes that of Ted Nugent, who also argued in June 2011 that Obama couldn't sell the popular, citrusy drink.
Indeed, details about Obama's background with lemonade -- via stand or otherwise -- remain unclear, though evidence suggests that the president's backers have in fact used this summery, semisweet beverage during campaign fundraising.
Rachael Montgomery, of Ohio, reportedly raised money for Obama by selling lemonade at age 5, telling her parents: "she wanted to send all of the money to the Obama campaign fund." Additional "kids for Obama" voter registration events appear to have a had lemonade motif.
New York Knicks vs. Phoenix Suns
TicketsSat., Jan. 21, 7:30pm
New York Jets Travel Packages
TicketsSun., Jan. 22, 12:00am
Seton Hall Pirates Womens Basketball vs. Creighton Bluejays Womens Basketball
TicketsSun., Jan. 22, 11:00am
Seton Hall Pirates Men's Basketball vs. St. John's Red Storm Men's Basketball
TicketsSun., Jan. 22, 12:00pm
A Facebook fan page, titled "Can this lemonade have more fans than barack obama?" appears to have attracted 259 likes.
The Voice is reaching out to political experts to see how lemonadegate might impact the incumbent's chances in the upcoming election. We are also contacting Obama's campaign to explain the president's past experience with lemonade stands. We'll update when we hear back.
Follow Victoria Bekiempis @vicbekiempis.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.