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Senator Baucus: Legislating under the Influence?

Video of Senator Max Baucus talking on the floor of the senate is making the rounds on the internet. You may be wondering why video of Senator Baucus would be so interesting. When you see it you'll understand why. The man appeared to be drunk at the time. He slurred his words, rambled incoherently at times, and even shouted down another Senator. Of course, you're seeing this for the first time even though this took place last week because the mainstream media didn't cover it. Here's the video and you can come to your own conclusion whether Senator Baucus enjoyed a few too many adult beverages before taking the floor or was drunk on power:

Bookworm invites you to compare and contrast two videos of drunks in the driver's seat.

John at Power Line asks if this video is proof that Baucus was drunk or just plain stupid.


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Comments (23)

It would be real fun to hav... (Below threshold)
epador:

It would be real fun to have a law against legislating under the influence and force the Capitol Police to breathalyze these folks before they could take the floor or vote. And have to submit random urine samples (along with ALL their staff) at least three times a year.

Alex, I'll take stupid for ... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Alex, I'll take stupid for 5 billion please.

He's going to be real popular at home with his constituents...

Picking up right where Uncl... (Below threshold)
914:

Picking up right where Uncle Teddy left off!

Just so you know, I saw thi... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Just so you know, I saw this on 12/23 on The Rude Pundit, one of the most angrily liberal sites on the Internet. It's been all over the Left blogosphere.

Montana needs to fire this ... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

Montana needs to fire this tool ASAP.

Are you sure that's not Fos... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Are you sure that's not Foster Brooks?

I have harp about this befo... (Below threshold)
Wayne:

I have harp about this before. Congress think is so important to screen for drugs and regulate behavior in sports, military and workers. However the legislator body that actually passes laws instead of simply entertaining people like sportsman do, have no regulations or screenings. I suppose there are those who think it is ok for someone to be drunk or on drugs while passing laws.

and this is the guy that au... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

and this is the guy that authored the most sweeping piece of legislation in years?

swell...

I saw that this morning. M... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

I saw that this morning. My very first thought was, "Is he drunk?"

Even if he was, we'll never know it. It'll be passed off saying he isn't getting enough sleep from working hard all hours to bring you thoughtless ingrates healthcare reform.

They might as well be drunk... (Below threshold)
recovered liberal democrat:

They might as well be drunk. Liberals don't make sense when they speak anyway. And, they are just as unreasonable as a drunk. The big problem is that the drunk might wake up out of his stupor and realize he was an idiot. The chances of a liberal waking out of his stupor is slim. I know first hand about that.

"Is he drunk?"30 y... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Is he drunk?"

30 years as a street cop says 'Yes!'.

Oh yeah, he is drunk. I wo... (Below threshold)
mag:

Oh yeah, he is drunk. I would no more get into a car with this man than have him decide my healthcare.

recovered liberal democrat,... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

recovered liberal democrat,

lol!

With this going viral...I'd... (Below threshold)
Michael:

With this going viral...I'd say Baucus is in trouble.

This guy is wasted.<... (Below threshold)
SillyPuddy:

This guy is wasted.

Congress is the closest thi... (Below threshold)
VagaBond:

Congress is the closest thing to royality that we have. They live their life above the fray. Time to give them all a dose of reality in the voting booths. We don't need "Truthers", we need "Boothers". Term limits for all politicians!

Most sense Baucus has ever ... (Below threshold)
Occam's Beard:

Most sense Baucus has ever made.

"Legislating Under the Infl... (Below threshold)
Staylor:

"Legislating Under the Influence"
That's as good an explanation as any for the past year or so.

I think this is an illustra... (Below threshold)
Michael:

I think this is an illustration of the panic the Dims are feeling as they go off the political cliff without any Republicans joining them.

In the spirit of ACORN... I... (Below threshold)
Marc:

In the spirit of ACORN... I vote twice.

Drunk

and stupid.

I bet He and Teddy were a r... (Below threshold)
914:

I bet He and Teddy were a riot dancing on tables with lampshades on their noggins and driving off bridges at 2am, or 2 pm for that matter.

dems better hope he was dru... (Below threshold)
gollyneds:

dems better hope he was drunk. if he was, then there's always the hope that he'll get sober.

but, to quote the immortal philosopher, ron white, "stupid is forever."

Two for one:Drunk ... (Below threshold)
epador:

Two for one:

Drunk shouting his [more than] two minutes of HATE[TM].




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