Some Like it Straight: Poll Tests GOP v. Democrats on Drinking Habits

Some important trivia as the conventions approach:

• Who’s a better tipper? Democrats 60 percent, Republicans 38 percent.

• Who is more likely to order a drink straight up? Republicans 82 percent; Democrats 14 percent.*

• Who is more likely to order a fruity (pink) drink? Democrats 58 percent, Republicans 34 percent.

• Who has the better pick-up lines? Democrats 74 percent, Republicans 14 percent.

• Who is better at giving a toast? Democrats 63 percent, Republicans 36 percent.

• Who is more likely to arrive first to happy hour? Republicans 50 percent, Democrats 48 percent.

• Who is more likely to be the last to go home? Democrats 53 percent, Republicans 46 percent.

The poll was commissioned by Beam Global Spirits & Wine Inc., maker of Jim Beam bourbon, Canadian Club whisky and Courvoisier cognac, among others. Via the StarTribune.com.

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* Confirms one of the great lines ever written in music:

It’s Christmastime in Washington
The Democrats rehearsed
Gettin’ into gear for four more years
Things not gettin’ worse
The Republicans drink whiskey neat
And thanked their lucky stars
They said, ‘He cannot seek another term
They’ll be no more FDRs’

– Steve Earle, Christmas in Washington, El Corazon

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~ by whisky1 on August 18, 2008.

One Response to “Some Like it Straight: Poll Tests GOP v. Democrats on Drinking Habits”

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