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Montana senator denies being drunk during floor speech; Crapo, Risch decline comment
Idaho Statesman ^ | 12/29/09 | Dan Popkey

Posted on 12/29/2009 9:09:55 PM PST by freespirited

Montana Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, who marshaled health care reform through the Senate, has been accused in an anonymous Web posting of being drunk during a floor speech last week. Baucus denies the claim, and his spokesman says the story is a "smear" and a "slander" that never should have been picked up by other media. Idaho GOP Sens. Mike Crapo, a leading critic of the Baucus bill, and Jim Risch declined to comment on whether their colleague might have been drunk on Dec. 22, when he blasted GOP senators for not bargaining in good faith on a possible bipartisan bill.

A YouTube clip of the speech was the top item on the conservative Drudge Report on Monday, with the headline reading: "Drunk with power? Top Dem Baucus slurs on Senate floor."

The clip remained prominent on Drudge's Web page Tuesday afternoon. It had been viewed more than 1.2 million times and had drawn almost 10,000 comments.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baucusdrunk; crapo; maxbaucus; raucusbaucus; risch
The clip remained prominent on Drudge's Web page Tuesday afternoon. It had been viewed more than 1.2 million times and had drawn almost 10,000 comments.

Long live the internet. Without it, the treason-media complex would have succeeded in burying this story.

1 posted on 12/29/2009 9:09:55 PM PST by freespirited
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To: freespirited

As someone that knows what he is talking about … this guy was drunk.


2 posted on 12/29/2009 9:16:27 PM PST by doc1019 (To call Obama a bumbling idiot would be an insult to bumbling idiots worldwide.)
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To: freespirited

Oh good! Another excuse to send out another round of e-mails with the Baucus video. Sloshed, I say!


3 posted on 12/29/2009 9:18:31 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: freespirited
Long live the internet. Without it, the treason-media complex would have succeeded in burying this story.

They are still trying to bury it. As of about 90 minutes ago, there was nothing about Baucus's obvious inebriation on washingtonpost.com, nytimes.com or latimes.com.

If a Republican senator had done the same thing, it would be news for weeks.

4 posted on 12/29/2009 9:25:35 PM PST by TChad (ED)
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To: freespirited
Baucus was drunk. Period.
End of discussion.

They should have arrested him for being drunk in public. They ought to make legislators take a breathalyzer (sp?) test before they enter the Capitol.

5 posted on 12/29/2009 9:31:28 PM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: freespirited

The video speaks for itself, and the elected republicans should certainly let the video speak for itself. It just opens us up to ridicule when republicans sink to the level of the democrats in making baseless attacks on people for no good purpose.

Stick to the facts. His speech on the senate floor was absurd, and we can say that without asserting without evidence that he was drunk.


6 posted on 12/29/2009 9:54:49 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: freespirited

If Baucus would come out and say he was just channeling Ted Kennedy the State Run Media would come out and defend him.


7 posted on 12/29/2009 9:55:44 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (I'd rather be an AGW denier than a dumbass Watermelon)
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To: doc1019

“Hooos drunk....whaaaa yaaa sayin ‘at for? I jest asked my colleg....colleges...ahhh...dem guys over dere “whurs de currege”...an now all youse think I wuz drunk? Hey Harry, I’ll buy da nex’ roun’...”


8 posted on 12/29/2009 10:02:18 PM PST by bigbob
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Stick to the facts

Who should I believe Baucus or my lying ears and eyes?

9 posted on 12/29/2009 10:05:19 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: freespirited

The video must be used against him all ways possible. Clear as day, dude was slurring his speech, and slowly getting a tad more sober by the end of his rant.


10 posted on 12/29/2009 10:18:01 PM PST by boocoowell (Nuclear power now!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

He was drunk, or he is dying. Sadly, I’m sure it’s the former.


11 posted on 12/29/2009 10:21:24 PM PST by JohnQ1 ("(BHO) can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know." - A Lincoln)
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To: JohnQ1

You can always tell a drunk because they say the same thing over and over. A passionate person might repeat themselves 2 or maybe three times in a tirade...not 20. Sorry Max ....you were wasted...admit it.


12 posted on 12/29/2009 10:24:00 PM PST by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I know from watching some of my buddies go on tirades like that. Baucus was drunk; he was crazy drunk.


13 posted on 12/29/2009 10:27:11 PM PST by UAConservative (Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere)
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To: doc1019
As someone that knows what he is talking about … this guy was drunk.

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

14 posted on 12/29/2009 10:31:06 PM PST by notaliberal (Palin supporter)
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To: freespirited
Max was just channeling Foster Brooks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcYTQokKdIg

15 posted on 12/29/2009 10:34:31 PM PST by TChad
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To: freespirited
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress....But then I repeat myself. -Mark Twain
16 posted on 12/29/2009 10:43:18 PM PST by notaliberal (Palin supporter)
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To: doc1019

Snot slingin,commode huggin,pub crawlin drunk I’d say.The question I have is how many more like him?Somebody has got to take up the slack now that uncle teddy is dirt nappin.


17 posted on 12/29/2009 10:43:23 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: freespirited
Max Baucus is proving that if he was not drunk then, he is drunk now. He is drunk with power. It is typical of these DemonRATs liars, when the facts are slapping them in the face, to say the facts are just our imagination. The only change we got with the Obama regime is corrupt, in your face arrogant politicians obsessed with pushing federally funded abortions.
18 posted on 12/29/2009 11:43:16 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Marxism.)
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To: freespirited

Compare the two clips -
sober -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I3XdfoJ6sE&NR=1

not sober?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Y9X5ggxzA


19 posted on 12/30/2009 12:20:15 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: freespirited

Well, Baucus can always sue Drudge for libel!


20 posted on 12/30/2009 6:03:47 AM PST by Dr. Sivana
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To: maine-iac7
Photobucket "Thas all you guysh know what to do ish pressurepressurepressure me, I washn't drunk but, no all you wanna do ish pressurepressurepressure, I'm a sennerer n you don't have the right to quesshun us sennerers like that."
21 posted on 12/30/2009 6:54:51 AM PST by RetSignman (Townhalls ..."We have seen the Patriots and they are us")
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To: maine-iac7

Thank you for digging that out. Even though he was reading a prepared text on the first one, the contrast is stunning.


22 posted on 12/30/2009 9:57:20 AM PST by freespirited (People talk about "too big to fail." Our government is too big to succeed. --Chris Chocola)
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