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Madison: Obama's favorite party town?

One of Madison's student newspapers (The Badger Herald) got a chance to be part of a group interview of President Barack Obama before his visit to Madison this afternoon.  A student asked Obama why he picked Madison for a rally. Obama something like: "First of all, I'm a mid-west guy so any chance I get to come back to the mid-west I'm always happy about it.  Second, I love Madison and when I was just out of college I used to drive up to Madison and have fun times...which I can't discuss in detail." So what could Obama have been doing here in Madison?  Kitty pictured him wandering up and down State Street after having a few too many at the Kollege Klub.  She imagined him visiting on Halloween weekend and trying to climb one of those light poles the police grease. I don't picture him running up and down State Street or sliding down Bascom Hill on a lunch tray from the Union.  I kinda picture him doing something a little more studious.  Perhaps he snuck into the Memorial Library and studied in the stacks exclusively reserved for UW grad students. I guess we'll never know.

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