Thursday, October 19, 2006

Take a lager drink, take a whiskey drink

Those of you outside of Massachusetts will have to forgive me for being so provincial, but isn't provinciality what Boston is all about?

Tonight, the four candidates for governor of Massachusetts face off in a debate at Boston's Faneuil Hall. The last time they met, it was a staid affair heavy on policy. So to avoid a repeat, I present the 2006 Gubernatoral Drinking game.

I suggest playing with both a beer and a bottle of whiskey, which is to say -- that's how I'll be watching. Failed 2002 candidate Barbara C. Johnson ("BJ for Governor" -- I kid thee not) watches that way, too.

Ok. Take a drink if...
  • Anyone says "When I am governor..."

  • Deval Patrick talks about the "politics of hope"...

  • ... or the "politics of fear"...

  • ... or the "fiscal shell game" his opponent has played...

  • ... or the "stunning lack of curiousity" about the Big Dig.

  • Kerry Healey appears wooden, or stiff, or bored.

  • Grace Ross (Green Rainbow) wears the same jacket for the third debate in a row. Take a shot if she uses the same blouse, too.

  • Christy Mihos turns to face Healey before launching an attack.

  • Mihos jokes about financing his campaign with his children's inheritance.

  • Healey tries to duck Mihos again by asking the moderator if they're out of time.

  • Willie Horton makes a guest appearance.
And finally, in a rule sure to get you blizted, drink each time
  • Mihos talks about his sure-fire salve to all the state's woes: "Christy's Proposition One."

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Anonymous Mrs. N-B said...

Is there any other way to watch a debate? You're guaranteed to pass out if you drink or not - from the booze or boredom. Maybe you should see if Sissy K's is offering some sort of shot-and-beer deal.

October 19, 2006  
Anonymous DJS said...

N-B, your future wife is questioning your ability to hold your liquor.


October 19, 2006  
Anonymous K-Don said...

After a few beers, it does start to all make sense... Politics of fear are (hiccup!) bad! Politics of hope? Gooood.

October 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah - if I play your game I'll just be pissing the night away.

October 19, 2006  
Anonymous rachel said...

How very "hip" of you to use MxPx album art...

October 20, 2006  
Blogger Cedar said...

Ha! At my office in Seattle, we had a similiar game going during a late night when we listened to Congressional debate (whenever the Repub candidate made reference to his experience as a police officer, whenever the Democratic challenger earnestly says, "And what they did was WRONG. . . ")

October 23, 2006  

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