Skip to comments.Baucus Lamely Claims He Wasn't Loaded
Posted on 12/29/2009 10:37:55 AM PST by jazusamo
Sen. Max Baucus' office Monday denounced a widely viewed Internet video that suggested Baucus was drunk on the Senate floor last week, calling it an "untrue, personal smear" designed to attack Democrats health-care reform legislation.
"This is beyond the pale, and this type of gutter politics has no place in the public sphere," said Baucus spokesman Ty Matsdorf.
How can unedited CSPAN footage of Senate proceedings posted on YouTube comprise a smear? Any reasonable person viewing the clip would conclude that Baucus was drunk or had something else wrong with him. Baucus' office did not assert that he was experiencing some other problem, like fatigue or a medical condition.
The Billings Gazette, along with the Great Falls Tribune, both reported that the YouTube video was posted anonymously, as if Baucus was somehow the target of an unfair attack. I guess they assume that their readers dont know how YouTube or the internet work, and that CSPAN is no longer a credible source for U.S. Senate proceedings.
If these newspapers wanted to cite someone who would accuse Baucus of being drunk on the record, they should have called me.
Some Baucus defenders have theorized that he was just tired from putting in all the long hours on health care. Tired people slow down when they speak and have trouble finding the right, and sometimes obvious, word.
Fatigue is not evident in the CSPAN clip. In fact, Baucus speaks at a rapid clip, resulting in slurring of words. He also demonstrates the false bravado and jerky gesticulations that come not from lack of sleep but from alcohol.
By claiming a smear and a slander, we think Baucus protests too much. It is also hard to take seriously anything said by his spokesman Ty Matsdorf . This is the same staffer who dutifully claimed that Melodee Hanes, Baucus current live-in girlfriend, was acting in her official capacity as a Senate staffer when she met with a divorce lawyer to plan Baucus divorce months before Baucus had even discussed divorce with his wife.
OK then. It is OK to mention it in the private sphere?
HaHaHaHaHa. Making him explain and deny is delicious!
I believe mostly everything I SEE and some of what I hear! I saw him, in what looked like, a drunken stooper. What with the wobbling and slurred speech, I find it highly unlikely that he was sober! 8 martini lunch?
“Where’s, where’s the courage?”
Apparently in his bottle.
He’s right. He wasn’t DRUNK. The video made it clear: HE WAS S**TFACED!
Drinking out of remorse for screwing 300 million people?
Maybe 4 double martini lunch? :-)
That says it better.
“I not as think as you drunk I am.”
Ha, ha, ha!
What an ass this guy made of himself. He is a drunken disgrace. I hope they use the footage to “smear” him in the ad for the candidate running against him for US Senate.
They ran interference for that fat drunken blob from Massachusetts for most of my life. They are better than good at it.
“Whurr isda currage...?” Bauchus stammers. “I got mine outta dis bottle, right here unner my dusk...my desk...”.
I’ll never forget Ted when he had to take the stand in his nephew’s rape trial, he was irate. The two of them had been bar hopping and the enemedia couldn’t spin that.
Max Budweiser Baucus: "I swear to drunk, I wasn't God"
Every thing Max knows he learned from Teddy, so why would his drinking habits be any different that that old Flubber from Mass??
How can you be “loaded” when you are operating with half a deck?
He was either drunk on alkeehole or power. I say both.
Frunk as duck
Maybe he was high on pot.
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