One of the other reference librarians here at the library where I work knows I love beer; and whenever she finds a beer story, she clips it and sends it to me.
She must've been doing historical research for a patron and accidentally come across what you see below (click to embiggen), because it's from 1899, and it came to me via inter-office mail just this morning:
Yeah, it's cute that the orangutan Mike Roach wears clothes and drinks beer and all ... but do you see mentioned anywhere in that story the fact that M.R. was the progenitor of today's Teabagger movement?
No, you do NOT!
Good GAWD! Where's the fairness and balance in THAT?