Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Senate Confirmation Hearings Drinking Game

Democrats:

Drink when any of your senators invokes Katrina.
Drink when any of your senators mentions "privacy," twice if it's privacy other than women's privacy. Three times if the word "abortion" is actually used.
Drink when Ted Kennedy plainly wants you to forget he was born in the same circumstances as Dubya.
Drink when Joe Biden argues with Roberts. Twice when he argues with Specter.


Republicans:

Drink when any of your senators invokes 9/11.
Drink when any of your senators mentions "judicial activism," or "legislating from the bench."
Drink whenever John Roberts quotes a subsection of a law.
Drink whenever Roberts refuses to answer a question.


EVERYONE!:

Drink whenever anyone says "with all due respect" or "my esteemed colleague" or "let the record show."
Drink whenever Specter has to call anyone down. Twice if it's justified.
Drink whenever there is obvious personal political campaigning.
Drink when anyone uses Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a reason to demand an answer, or refuse to give an answer. Twice if she's invoked two times in the same exchange.

3 Comments:

At 11:12 AM , Blogger Gavagirl said...

OK love. I watched about 30 minutes of the hearings yesterday, and if I had been playing your game, I would have been dying of alcohol poisoning in that time. Is there a way to restructure the rules so we can get through a reasonable amount of the hearing without killing ourselves or those we care about?

 
At 11:32 AM , Blogger Jefe said...

Well, this is certainly a work in progress. I'd never watched much of one of those things--although I did listen with unrepressed glee as Alberto Gonzalez took it on the chin last fall ("Mr. Gonzalez, let's talk about this torture memo again").

Actually, this was just something I threw up to make sure I didn't forget it sounded like a good idea.

 
At 1:08 PM , Blogger Gavagirl said...

Oh, the Gonzalez hearings! And the part where they went after Ashcroft too! That was some GOOD TV.

 

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