Sunday, May 02, 2010

Patrick Kennedy cut off after getting sloshed in DC bar

The apple seldom falls far from the tree.
Rep. Patrick Kennedy was spotted doing vodka shots last week at a Capitol Hill bar just hours after he spoke about his history of substance abuse at a charity event.

An HOH tipster and a pal were sitting at the bar at the Capitol Lounge around 11 p.m. on Tuesday when the Rhode Island Democrat walked in and took a seat between the pair. The tipster’s friend asked the Congressman what he was drinking, and when Kennedy replied vodka, the group ordered vodka shots, the tipster tells us.

After slamming down the first round, another was ordered, then a third. Our tipster and his friend stopped doing shots, but Kennedy drank three more until the bartender cut him off, at least from obtaining any more shots, our tipster says.

Our tipster adds Kennedy was in a lively mood, joking with others at the bar and even boasting about President Barack Obama, calling him “the best president ever.”

When our tipster countered: “Wait a second. What about your uncle?” — referring, of course, to President John F. Kennedy — the younger Kennedy jovially responded, “Oh yeah! Good one,” and slapped our tipster’s back, he says.

No word on when Kennedy left the lounge, as our tipster headed out before the Congressman.

Earlier in the night, Kennedy received an award for his work on mental health issues at the annual fundraising dinner for N Street Village, a local charity that helps low-income women battle homelessness and drug addiction.

Kennedy — who was introduced at the soiree by his one-time substance abuse sponsor, former Rep. Jim Ramstad (R-Minn.) — touched on his personal history in his acceptance speech. The Congressman recalled the late night in 2006 when he crashed his car into a Capitol Hill barricade and subsequently headed to rehab for a prescription drug addiction.
Well we know that he had to be pretty wasted to declare Obama the "best president ever". This guy has been a sad, pathetic loser from the first day that his family's money bought him a Congressional seat in Rhode Island back in 1994, the year that he turned 21. Yet despite an unending litany of incidents like this--not the least of which was him crashing his car into a Capitol Police checkpoint and then running off to a private rehab clinic after refusing to submit to a breath test in 2006--the morons of America's least-significant state continued to re-elect him every two years.

It's idiots like this guy--and the idiots that keep re-electing him--that stand as the best argument for congressional term limits.

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