President Obama stopped in for a Preselected photo-op with Unemployed Pipe-fitters at Harp and Celt Restaurant & Irish Pub in Central Florida. Turns out, through Florida’s open-records law that one of the workers, Mark McKim, of Sanford Florida was convicted of DUI, possession of Drugs.
Between two fundraisers schedule in Central Florida yesterday, President Obama also stopped for a beer with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and four area unemployed construction workers. Obama and Dyer drank Guinness stouts at the Harp and Celt Restaurant & Irish Pub, 25 Magnolia Ave., while the construction workers drank Budweiser.
Unemployed plumber who drank beer with President Obama: old DUI/pot bust “a stupid mistake”; meeting, “thrill of a lifetime”
Unemployed plumber Mark McKim of Sanford got an unexpected thrill Tuesday night when he found himself having a beer with the president of the United States, and then got some unwanted attention: news reports of a drunk driving and marijuana arrest he had in 2006.
“I made a stupid mistake five years ago. That’s what I did,” McKim said this morning. “That’s all I did.”
via .Orlando Sentinel.
- Michael Whidden, unemployed pipefitter from Gotha, FL
- Patricia Mooney-Hildebrand, unemployed pipefitter from Titusville, FL
- Mark Mckim, Unemployed plumber from Sanford, FL
- Jesse Morgan, unemployed pipefitter from Auburndale, FL