In each of 20 political speeches over the last two months, Mr. Obama has included a riff in which he portrays GOP leaders as sipping Slurpees while hard-working Democrats struggle to pull the economy out of a ditch…

Though I’ve asked a number of times, I can’t get an answer from the White House yet on how and why the president came to portray top Republicans as Slurpee sippers.

Sen. McConnell’s spokesman Don Stewart says he’s never seen his boss anywhere near a Slurpee. And House GOP spokesman Michael Steel calls Pres Obama’s Slurpee references “bizarre.”

What do the folks at 7-Eleven, Inc. think about the repeated presidential references to their exclusive frozen drink?

“We don’t have a comment on this,” said a corporate spokesman curtly and bluntly.