Liberian immigrant Mansfield Neblett had big plans to wear his beloved cheesehead to see President Obama speak at his daughter’s middle school in Madison yesterday. But Secret Service agents stopped him at the door. According to the good ol’ Associated Press, the cheddar-sporting Democrat informed Secret Service agents that if they wouldn’t let him wear his large, triangular, cheese-like hat to Obama’s speech, well, he was just staying home. Luckily, the Secret Service (after what I assume was an extremely thorough search involving several large X-ray machines) declared the cheesehead no-risk headwear and allowed Neblett to wear it.
The lesson in al this? It looks like our Department of Tourism’s attempts to shift the Wisconsin Identity away from beer and cheese has thus far failed. Hard core.
And hey. Has anyone else noticed that most cheesehead hats look like yellow Swiss cheese? Does that actually exists in nature?