Sen. Baucus’s (D(runk)-Montana) spokesman indignantly denies that the Senator was drunk on the Senate floor:
When his friend of 30 years Ted Kennedy, with whom he had fought so hard to provide health care to children, was being used as a cheap foil to oppose health care reform, Senator Baucus gave a passionate defense. Unfortunately, those who want to kill any meaningful reform, turned it into an unfounded, untrue personal smear internet rumor. 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".
Translation: If my boss speaks on the Senate floor as if he’s either drunk as a sailor or channeling Ted Kennedy, it’s not news.
But what do you think? Was Baucus drunk? A helpful poll with plenty of choices may be found here. It is interesting to note that only 3 out of 730 so far picked that Baucus was “sober.”
Me? I voted that he was “channeling Ted Kennedy.”