Are there any rules about legislating while drunk?

Robor

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Meh, he still speaks better than a sober GWB did and he makes a lot more sense.
 

sciwizam

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Probably had a shot each time he thought of including the word "bipartisan" in his speech
 

werepossum

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I forget the Republican, but right after the Republicans took over in '94 they kicked him out for decades of feeling up the elevator operators and aids. His excuse for the one that got him expelled was that he was drunk; the girl replied "Maybe, but he was on his way to the floor to vote." I doubt it's that uncommon.
 

Robor

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I forget the Republican, but right after the Republicans took over in '94 they kicked him out for decades of feeling up the elevator operators and aids. His excuse for the one that got him expelled was that he was drunk; the girl replied "Maybe, but he was on his way to the floor to vote." I doubt it's that uncommon.

At least they kicked him out (eventually). :D
 

Patranus

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Well if you cannot give consent when you are drunk, I doubt you can enter into a legal contract. I would also guess that since he cannot give consent he "technically" cannot vote.

Nothing however, will be done about this.
 

Robor

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Well if you cannot give consent when you are drunk, I doubt you can enter into a legal contract. I would also guess that since he cannot give consent he "technically" cannot vote.

Nothing however, will be done about this.

Why not? I think I speak for a vast majority of workers when I say I can't be drunk when I'm working. If I was I'd be fired immediately. This guy should be no different - especially considering he's being paid by our taxes and allegedly representing our best interests.
 

werepossum

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At least they kicked him out (eventually). :D

Yes. I imagine for the Dems it was useful to have such an idiot Republican so they let him stay, whereas for the 'Pubbies it was more embarrassing so they kicked him out. (But then I have trouble ascribing anything in Washington DC to pure morals.)

Ah, Bob Packwood. (What a name for a serial groper!) I remember that although he was a serial groper, he had a good record on "women's issues" which is supposedly why NOW et al never pushed for his expulsion.
 

MotF Bane

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Why not? I think I speak for a vast majority of workers when I say I can't be drunk when I'm working. If I was I'd be fired immediately. This guy should be no different - especially considering he's being paid by our taxes and allegedly representing our best interests.

aahahahahahaa!
 

Jhhnn

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Heh. I'm sure it's a longstanding bipartisan American tradition, at every level of government. The actual state of consciousness really isn't an issue wrt the voting itself- what matters is the level of sobriety in the consideration and judgement used to determine the vote.

When Repubs controlled both the legislative and executive branches during the GWB years, they were drunk on power the whole time... not to mention being intellectually and emotionally crippled by cookie cutter litmus test ideology...
 

Greenman

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It's really annoying that every single thread turns into a "the other team was worse" shit fest. I don't care how many on each side are fucked up, or how it's ok for Senator dickweed to screw a kid because Senator numbnuts screwed two, I just want them gone. A worthless drunken piece of crap is a worthless drunken piece of crap, no matter what letter is after his name.
 

pmv

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Don't America's drunks deserve representation? No doubt many ordinary voters cast their vote while under the influence.
Though its not fair on the nation's stoners and crack-heads. They need to demand to be represented also.
 

Greenman

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Don't America's drunks deserve representation? No doubt many ordinary voters cast their vote while under the influence.
Though its not fair on the nation's stoners and crack-heads. They need to demand to be represented also.

You had Kennedy for damn near fifty years, and Bush for eight, how much representation do you need?
 

IGBT

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they exempted them selves from drug/alcohol testing so who's surprised??
 

Patranus

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Why would you say that? You see what they did to Charles Rengal with the investigations into his actions?

William Jefferson didn't get the boot from office until an election.
I am not going to hold me breath and wait for Pelosi and the Democrats to "drain the swamp".
 

Patranus

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Teddy did it for almost 50 years.

Teddy also killed a woman while being drunk and then left the crime scene.
I would like to think that killing someone while being drunk is worse than legislating while drunk.......
 

Zebo

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Teddy also killed a woman while being drunk and then left the crime scene.
I would like to think that killing someone while being drunk is worse than legislating while drunk.......

One less democrat....just sayin'...you sure you're upset about that?
 
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