Wisconsin Politicians Know What Really Matters

08.20.10 9 years ago 4 Comments

Mark Neumann served as a U.S. Congressman from Wisconsin’s first district between 1995 and 1999 and is currently running for the Republican bid for governor of the Badger State. Despite being out of politics since a losing campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1998 and the end of his congressional term in 1999, Neumann is hanging tough with a 45% to 43% lead in the Wisconsin Republican primary, and, well, blah-freaking-blah. Let’s talk about a real competition – beer stein holding.

Neumann defeated a staunch field of three competitors last night in a beer stein holding competition in Milwaukee. As if he didn’t have enough stress, what with running for governor, he now has to prepare for the national championship of beer stein holding in New York City. And this isn’t some chump amateur contest, this is only for seasoned athletes dedicated to training and perfection. I mean, have you ever seen someone from Wisconsin hold a beer and not drink it?

Don’t forget to turn the boot when the bubble comes, Associated Press:

The contest requires competitors to hold a stein full of beer with their arm fully extended. Neumann made it about five minutes, saying he “definitely played to win.”

He wound up in Thursday’s regional competition by winning a local contest in February by holding his stein nearly seven minutes.

One of Neumann’s fans/supporters/drunks recorded video of the gubernatorial hopeful at the stein-holding competition in February, so if you don’t believe that this guy is legit then you can see for yourself:


In related news, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is down to around 8%, thanks to the Brewers who are actively employing search parties to track down Prince Fielder’s success.

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