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It’s 3 am, who will answer the phone?

April 15, 2008

On the 6 o’clock news this evening,  one segment of the political coverage d’ jour was of Hillary Clinton getting her street creds in Pennsylvania by hanging out in bars and slamming a shot of whiskey. One newscaster earlier in the day said she had been “sipping Crown Royal (whiskey) from a glass” and then did a shot.

It strikes me this is not the action of a novice drinker. Especially in the day and age we live in in which every word and turn of a phrase is parsed over and over for both content and intent, it seems odd that one who has so much riding on every action would take such a chance. So is Hillary a old pro at the drinking game? If that is the case, who will  answer that ringing phone at 3 am in the White House and what condition might she be in?