Please Make the Room Stop Spinning!
Carlson said Sweeney, R-Clifton Park, did attend the party at the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity house on April 22, but she insisted he did not drink alcohol while there and was not intoxicated, as the student newspaper's story reported. "Anything else is categorically untrue," she said.And though they weren't there and didn't see the pictures, of course the story's got the GOP rushing in with their Denial ain't just a river in Egypt defense:
Area Republican leaders said they doubted Sweeney was intoxicated at the party. "I don't think John would put himself in that public position," said Washington County Republican Chairman John Aspland.Well, here's a reality check for you guys: he did! And if it weren't for the pictures maybe someone might fall for all your spin and blind faith. The TU Blog reports in a Second O'SPINion that Sweeney's friend, the Geppetto's bar owner is claiming that, "Sweeney had half a glass of wine and a Stromboli at my place' And Sweeney "did not drink anything at the Alpha Delta Phi house..."
Now, I am woman enough to admit that I enjoy a glass of wine at dinner and even the occasional chocolate martini say at my birthday party. But I've never seen anyone look that drunk after just a half a glass of wine. Seems to me that Lichorat and Carlson are the ones what are guilty of "untruths" here not the students. And shame on them for that!
In fact, seems like the students have more sense than Sweeney and his supporters do, the student paper reported sophomorere Doug Richardson saying:
I think that it can be a very harmful career decision seeing how there was underage drinking going on at the party. ... Furthermore, I think that congressmen, in general, should have a certain amount of respect for their position in our country's government and drinking with students at a college fraternity party is not the best way to display that respect.