The six-pack test

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by Bruce, Sep 5, 2004.

Loading...
  1. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    What politicians would you like to have a few drinks with?

    It doesn't matter if the politician drinks or not, or if you agree with their policies, just if you can picture yourself enjoying a beer (or soft drink) with the person.

    Some of my random ones from past & present;

    YES

    George W. Bush
    George H.W. Bush
    Ronald Reagan
    Ted Kennedy
    Bill Clinton
    Joe Lieberman
    Bob Dole
    Dan Quayle
    Zell Miller
    Gerald Ford
    John McCain
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Jimmy Carter
    Paul Tsongas
    Mitt Romney
    Jim Traficant
    Newt Gingrich

    NO

    John Kerry
    John Edwards
    Al Gore
    Dick Gephardt
    Al Sharpton
    Richard Nixon
    Spiro Agnew
    Mike Dukakis
    Nelson Rockefeller
    Henry Hyde
    Ralph Nader
    Walter Mondale
     
  2. Tom Head

    Tom Head New Member

    What a clever thread. Here's what my list might look like:

    DEFINITE YES:
    Howard Dean
    Rush Limbaugh
    Al Franken
    Teresa Heinz-Kerry
    John Paul Stevens
    Antonin Scalia
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    David Souter
    Anthony Kennedy
    Sandra Day O'Connor
    Colin Powell
    Donald Rumsfeld
    Dick Cheney
    Condoleezza Rice
    Bill Clinton
    Gerald Ford
    Paul Wellstone
    Barbara Jordan
    Joe Lieberman
    Ronald Reagan
    Tip O'Neill
    John McCain
    Bob Dole
    Newt Gingrich
    Jim Breaux
    Shimon Peres
    Yitzhak Rabin
    Tony Blair
    Junichiro Koizumi

    YES:
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    George W. Bush
    George H.W. Bush
    Bob Graham
    Jack Kemp
    Al Sharpton
    Jimmy Carter
    Paul Tsongas
    Dick Gephardt
    Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Haley Barbour
    Thad Cochran
    Bennie Thompson
    Wesley Clark
    Jerry Falwell
    Walter Mondale
    Pat Buchanan
    Mikhail Gorbachev
    Silvio Berlusconi

    NOT PARTICULARLY:
    Ted Kennedy
    Al Gore
    Tom Daschle
    Richard Nixon
    Dan Quayle

    HECK NO:
    John Ashcroft
    Ralph Nader
    Jim Traficant
    Ann Coulter
    Vladimir Putin

    ...and Kerry and Edwards seem to just fall into the category of "no clue" in my book. So hard to gauge folks' personalities when they're the nominated challengers in the heat of an election year. But something tells me that, from the interviews I've seen, I'd get along much better with Kerry than I would with Edwards.


    Cheers,
     
  3. Rich Hartel

    Rich Hartel New Member

    For me it would be, Mr. Alan Keys, the man seems to really know his U.S. history and of course, the Bible!!

    Rich Hartel
    A.A. in Theological Studies, Trinity College of the Bible (Present)
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Definite yes--RFK

    Definite no--Gus Hall

    Yes among the living--President G.W. Bush

    No among the living--Nancy Pelosi
     
  5. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    I don't understand the lists people are posting, because there seems nothing distinguishing the 'yes's' and 'no's'.

    Personally, I'd like to have a drink or ten with any of them. They all sound like they would make an interesting evening.

    But I guess that my favorites might be Nixon or LBJ. They would have some political war stories that would curl your hair. You would learn where all the bodies were buried (figuratively, or maybe not).

    CIA directors! Pour some drinks down those guys and get them talking about foreign leaders and loose nukes.

    Condoleeza Rice. She would be brilliant on any subject. She could explain precisely what's up with Chirac, and then play the piano. She could even talk about higher education and DL!

    And you know, I'd really like the opportunity to pour some drinks down Adolph Hitler. Get him loosened up and talking freely about his vision of the world. He wouldn't be the ideal drinking-buddy type, but I'd really like to hear the rationale. I mean, how can a guy who probably thought that he was doing the best thing get that twisted around?
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Just remember, In vino veritas!
     
  7. Tom Head

    Tom Head New Member

    Re: Re: The six-pack test

    Bruce is asking us about our subjective impressions of politicians; it's a good question.

    I agree that, in the final analysis, I'd probably hang out with any of them.


    Cheers,
     
  8. Dr. Gina

    Dr. Gina New Member



    The question then is: who would look the funniest when drunk? OR Who can drink Tom under the Table? :D :D :D
     
  9. oxpecker

    oxpecker New Member

    The only nationally-known politician that I had a drink with was Alan Cranston.

    He was a weekend guest of a family from whom I rented a room when I first came to the U.S. (over 22 years ago).

    He seemed like a good guy - rambled on about nuclear disarmament.
     
  10. Tommy Thompson

    Back when I worked in state government in Wisconsin, good old (then) governor Tommy Thompson was always up for a drink with his "senior management team" (which was pretty much everyone who supervised anyone from high to low in state government).

    I'll never forget his inspirational Y2K speech, where he urged all of us "senior" managers to make good preparations so we could all get rip roaring drunk on New Year's Eve like Wisconsin people are supposed to do....
     
  11. gkillion

    gkillion New Member

    I just wanna get Ann Coulter drunk!!!!
     
  12. mrw142

    mrw142 New Member

    Nobody could drink Ted Kennedy under the table in his day. My favorite, though, would be Scalia: sharp wit, acerbic tongue, ability to see through nonsense and expose it to ridicule, good Catholic, so used to a little imbibing (no offense intended, Catholics, you know it's true, and besides, it's no sin in moderation)--I'll bet his rhetoric would soar to the heights after two drinks had loosened his tongue!

    Overall, the person with whom I'd most like to share a beer is Jesus the Christ. Distant second: Mark Twain.
     
  13. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    She's not a politician, but if I were single, I'd agree with you. :D
     

Share This Page