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Who would you rather have a shot of whiskey with? Personally, I'd rather have a shot with someone who knows how to drink a fracking shot of whiskey! I'd heard about the infamous HRC "look at how blue-collar American I am" shot of Canadian whiskey, but had not seen the footage until this morning. I'm sorry, but you do not sip a shot of whiskey. You're not drinking cognac or single malt scotch. You throw the shot back. Especially when you're trying to show how you're not some elite, out of touch with the working man, latte-sipping liberal. Well, congratulations Hillary! You've shown that you're an elite, out of touch with the working man, whiskey-sipping liberal.

Of course, the press, which has been so < snark > terribly, terribly unfair to poor Hillary </snark> decided to cover it by mentioning that after taking two sips, she "threw back her head and finished off the whole thing". What a Herculean effort! After sipping her way through half the shot, she threw caution to the wind and slammed the rest of it with reckless abandon.

Ok, I understand that this entire thing is petty and stupid. I also understand that a lot of people, both men and women, can't do a shot in one fell swoop (and that's probably a good thing... I could probably have used a few less of those shots over the years). But if you can't properly do a shot, AND if you're bringing an entire news crew with you to show how blue-collar you are, just order a damn Budweiser, shoot a round of pool and be done with it. The whiskey shot came off as forced and over the top.

Gee, I always thought my first diary entry would be about something important. Maybe my inner Jack Daniels just got pushed to the breaking point.

Originally posted to dinsea on Mon Apr 14, 2008 at 10:06 AM PDT.

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