Skip to comments.Senator Max Baucus denies being DRUNK during Senate speech
Posted on 12/29/2009 7:53:00 AM PST by rface
Montana Senator Max Baucus, who led the Democrats' health care reform legislation through the Senate last week, is responding to accusations that he was intoxicated while delivering a speech on the Senate floor.
Video of the speech posted to YouTube over the weekend shows Baucus appearing to slur some of his words and repeating himself at times.
Baucus' spokesman Tyler Matsdorf released a statement on Monday refuting claims that the Senator was drunk, calling it an 'untrue personal smear Internet rumor.' Matsdorf said, "This is beyond the pale and this type of gutter politics has no place in the public sphere. It is this type of slander that makes Montanans, and Americans, disgusted with the politics as usual in Washington. And what is even more sad is that such a personal attack would be given any validity at all, let alone being elevated to the status of news."
Former Florida Republican Rep. Mark Foley posted a video clip of Baucus' speech on his Facebook page on Sunday, and wrote: "breathalyser for members of congress."
We're using the Democrats Saul Alinsky tactics against them now: Rule #5: "Ridicule is mans most potent weapon."
How does it feel, Max?
Well, what WAS he if not drunk?
It’s a raucous Baucus caucus!
I am sure the senocrat (see second #47) was just overwhelmed with emotion, etc.
Looks like it took about five days for him and his staff to decide how to handle it. Outraged denial was definitely one way to go, but it’s easier to take seriously when it doesn’t take a week to get there.
Well, he was obviously impaired. Maybe not with booze. Perhaps it was pills. But the guy was definitely high.
Drunk, stupid, retarded... whatever the outcome is the same with the fisters. How can anyone with half a brain support Menglecare?
And the democrats cry, "Do not mauc us!"
He’s a democrap...if he speaks, he lies.
I shertanly was not drrrunk. I swear I just I just I just had a couple of drinks ossifer.
B’sides, what the heck else CAN he do? Say, “Yeah, I was totally wasted.”
Perhaps “stoned” would be a better term to use then?
We need a breathalyzer result ~ otherwise I’ll accept that the man was quite obviously drunk.
I guess we didn’t see what we saw.
Combine this with Napolitano saying that no homeland security director would say what she said, and I think the next thing we’ll hear is that we were always at war with Oceana and Obama always insisted that the health care takeover was going to be expensive.
I watched. I decided.
I have this image in my head of Max the Capital Drunk stepping down from the podium and locking himself in the tank where Harry “Barney Fife” Reid can keep an eye on him.
Drunk with power.
He was probably thinking he did a great job, quite the oratory.
I don’t know how many times I have to say this. I lived in Montana for 5 years and attended a number of Baucus events (under duress) I’ve seen him like this in public before and he wasn’t drinking at all. The man is inarticulate when not working from a prepared speech.
And yet, they keep re-electing him.
I know his actions seem to indicate that he had consumed a few too many scotches on the rocks before he stood up to speak, but I've seen people who were wacked out of their minds on qualuudes or other tranquilzers behave in exactly the same way Mr. Baucus did.
In fairness to the senator, I think we should consider that possiblity before we condemn him for being drunk.
Hey, with Teddy “the Red-Nosed Senator” gone, SOMEONE had to take up the position of Chamber Lush.
Of course he wasn’t drunk.
That’s just the way he acts normally.
You should see him when he’s drunk!
“This is beyond the pale ... gutter politics ... slander ... disgusted ... sad ... personal attack ... .”
“I’m not as think as you drunk I am!”
Well, go to Mark Foley’s web page. But honestly, I can’t think of another person more unlikely to be casting stones - I’d take a drunk any day over a pedophile.
If he wasn’t drunk. . he was doing his best to impersonate Otis Campbell!
And their antics don't "shauc" us.
If Baucus wasn’t drunk, he should check himself into the hospital for a possible stroke.
Funny, I didn't hear Max's little mouthpiece utter these words when Sarah Palin was being pilloried by the "media."
Well, you see, he passed out shortly after his little “speech”. His “handlers” had to wait for him to wake up and recover from his hangover before they could send him out to deny he was roaring drunk.
These things take time...
If he was sober then he has no excuse for calling his esteemed colleagues liars and cowards. He did everything short of calling them outside to schettle dish like men.
You have to be drunk to understand how their legistation was written.
I dunno, Does Baucus actually say “I was NOT drunk” or does he just talk about it being gutter politics?
I hear Chris Dodd does a good impression of Senator Kennedy. He should with all the years they caroused together (can you say waitress sandwich?).
So he was sober when he lied?
Wait a minute!
I thought we were at war with Eastasia and had always been at war with Eastasia!
What? We’re not? We haven’t?
Okay, okay, I know the drill! I’ll report to the Ministry of Love right away...
You jist tink that that Max bonkus was drunk,,hic...he shish was trying to, to to, make a point.....again and again and again and then some more again’s!
Now, today, if you type in Baucus Drun... NOTHING appears in the suggestion list for Drunk, even though it is the most commonly searched term. Google went in and fixed the algorithm manually to protect the Dems.
No sense showing today's screenshot as you can check yourself... it's gone!
Unless he is diabetic, the man was drunk.
If he wasn’t drunk, what was his problem? Stupid? Senile? Is he always like that?
Great work on Sen. Bacchus . . .
Being from Montana in a past life. I do know this guy talks with his mouth full of gerbil scattershot.
But . . . think about it this way.
Intoxication is his best defense—at least that way he could show some shame. Imagine the shame of the folks back home that this was their senior senator SOBER, for heaven’s sake.
“Baucus Drunk” is the first thing showing when you type in “Baucus” on bing.com.