Handling your liquor in public can be hard. But it can get really tough right after giving a speech about your personal history of substance abuse. Just ask Rep. Patrick Kennedy; he tried and was cut off at the bar.
Someone tipped off Roll Call about a drinking session last night at DC's Capitol Lounge, where a jovial Kennedy cracked jokes and dissed his uncle JFK when he said Barack Obama is "the best president ever." After slamming down six drinks, he was cut off from doing any more shots.
Rhode Island congressman Patrick Kennedy will have some explaining to do at the next family reunion. While downing vodka at a Capitol Hill bar last week — only hours after giving a speech on his own battles with substance abuse — Kennedy undermined the presidency of his own uncle, John F. Kennedy:
Our tipster adds Kennedy was in a lively mood, joking with others at the bar and even boasting about President Barack Obama, calling him “the best president ever.”
When our tipster countered: “Wait a second. What about your uncle?” — referring, of course, to President John F. Kennedy — the younger Kennedy jovially responded, “Oh yeah! Good one,” and slapped our tipster’s back, he says.
"Oh yeah." Oh yeah. Classic. In Kennedy's defense, he had consumed more than six shots at that point, but let's be honest, that's hardly an excuse for a Kennedy.
04-28-2010 04:05 PM
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