Awesome St. Patrick's Day White House Pool Report

Posted: Mar 17, 2012 5:00 PM

A little bit of St. Patrick's day flavor for your news: The White House pool reports are meant to be informative (they're composed by a reporter assigned to cover the president that day--in this case, Olivier Knox of Yahoo!), but the one today made me chuckle, particularly the mention of the guy demanding he be quoted. I appreciate this reporter's eye for small, funny incidents, especially since working on a 'serious' assignment on St. Patrick's Day is likely anything but fun:

"POTUS is at The Dubliner. He's been working on a Guinness. Last your pooled paid eyes on it, it was about 3/4 full. Much, much more to come. Chants of "USA! USA! USA!" = one. Chants of "Four more years!" = two.

Snakes sighted = zero, though I don't trust that one tipsy guy who staggered out, demanding your pooler quote him."