A Huffington Post article today reports:
In a Friday interview on Boston’s WTKK-FM radio, the incumbent said he is giving up booze until November’s Election Night. Brown noted that he has not had any type of alcohol since January 1, referring to the adjustment as “one of those New Year’s things” that he did “on a stupid bet.”
Yet as was reported on Blue Mass just two weeks ago – far after January 1, Brown not only sampled various beers, but drove afterwards – as well as making a fairly obnoxious frat boy comment about a woman reporter covering the event.
Brown took some more heat later in the week for behavior that was, shall we say, not up to “role model” standards. What got a thorough round of press was Brown throwing back a number of beer samples at a brewery and then driving off. Even if Brown has a high alcohol tolerance and wasn’t impacted at all by his several drinks, with police in Massachusetts cautioning all of us that “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving,” Brown simply could have used better judgment, given his very high-profile position.
Here, Brown may have exceeded Romney’s propensity to lie because this was a completely unforced lie – he brought it up – and I don’t think that his drinking was considered a negative. Is this a gambit to suggest that he is not drinking because he is working so hard to win? How does this fit with his barncoat/truck/regular guy persona? I really do not get this. Interesting that the Boston Herald seems to have forgotten its own story, which is still up.