Conservative bloggers are running this video and accusing Senator Max Baucus, Finance Chairman, of being drunk on the Senate floor during the health care debate (and accusing the media of ignoring the story, here). This has triggered a hilarious debate over whether Baucus was drunk. What do you think?
I honestly do not know. The beginning of the speech seems to suggest that Baucus is not drunk on power but actually drunk. He seems more focused as he goes along. I also do not see him “shouting down” Sen. Wicker as suggested.
Baucus is slurring his words and repeating the same points over and over. However, these members have also been putting in long hours. However, given his recent personal scandal a few drinks might be medicinal.
Others have come forward to insist that it was long hours and not long necks that slurred his speech.
Politico is reporting former congressman Mark Foley stated on Facebook that “This is the senator that hired his staffer and then took her on trips…and divorced his wife….and they had me run out of town.”