» Why Kobayashi didn’t win: Simply put, he was competing several miles away from the Nathan’s event, at his own event. Last year, the dog-wolfer got into a very public battle with Major League Eating over the fact they wanted him to sign an exclusive contract to compete at the Nathan’s contest. He got arrested. This year, he let his dog-wolfing facilities do the work for him, and the organization wouldn’t recognize it because he wasn’t at Coney Island. A suggestion to Major League Eating: You aren’t Major League Baseball. You’re just assholes. You wouldn’t exist had Kobayashi not made your event what it was a decade ago.
Wow. That stings. At Obama’s town hall today, the president took a couple of questions like this one, which seems really pointed for a town hall. That said, Obama’s answer to the question was effective and not one bit pandering. Still though, you have to wonder if he’s going to be able to bounce back from a sluggish recovery in one piece. source