UPDATE BELOW: 12/30 -- Statement plus priceless photo link!
Who was the Roman god of wine, inspired madness and drunkenness?
Let's see . . . would it have been Bacchus?
Ahhh, yes . . . I think it was! In Greek mythology, it was the twice-born Dionysus (Dionysos), although, interestingly, the use of the name "Bacchus," for both the votary and god, was actually cited by Greek and Roman sources (fn # 2).
Well, it sure looks to me like somebody from Montana wants to become the Senate replacement for Ted Kennedy, no?
According to Politico, at the link:
An email seeking comment has been sent to Sen. Baucus's office and we will update this post when we hear back.Will this make the evening news? Not very likely . . . unless Fox News decides to run with it.
p.s. Young ladies are hereby cautioned not to ride in any vehicle where "Mad" Max is behind the wheel . . .
UPDATE: A statement released by the Office of Senator Baucus to Patrick Gavin at Politico, posted in an update here, claims his "passionate defense" was turned into "an unfounded, untrue personal smear internet rumor," i.e., that he was intoxicated while giving the finger-pointing speech memorialized by the video, above.
"When his friend of 30 years Ted Kennedy, with whom he had fought so hard to provide health care to children, was being used as a cheap foil to oppose health care reform, Senator Baucus gave a passionate defense. Unfortunately, those who want to kill any meaningful reform, turned it into an unfounded, untrue personal smear internet rumor. This is beyond the pale and this type of gutter politics has no place in the public sphere. It is this type of slander that makes Montanans, and Americans, disgusted with the politics as usual in Washington. And what is even more sad is that such a personal attack would be given any validity at all, let alone being elevated to the status of 'news'."Heh. A classic non-denial denial!
And, here's a link to a slightly more close-up photo of Senator Baucus -- not one taken that evening. Heh.
Any questions? (ht: comment by BKeyser on a HotAir thread, here.)