Saturday, August 26, 2006

McGavick's Drunk Driving

Ok, first off... it was in 1993 so, even in my opinion, it's not terribly important in this particular race.

However, let's look at this:
McGavick said on Friday that he was drinking "mostly beer," though he did not recall how much. He said his blood-alcohol level was 0.17 percent.

It's impossible to be precise about how many drinks that would be; an online calculator run by the University of Oklahoma says a 180-pound man would need about eight 12-ounce servings of beer in an hour to reach 0.17 percent.

A person typically would lack physical control, have blurred vision and "major loss of balance," according to a police analysis with the calculator.
Ok, eight 12-ounce servings IN AN HOUR???? And he still got in a car and drove?!?? That's not casual drinking, that's hard-core stuff. I don't think I could drink that much WATER in that amount of time. And he drove? At the very least, that's a HUGE mistake in judgement. At the very worst, it was a case of being willing to kill people because he was having so much fun drinking. And this was just the time he got caught. How many other times did he get drunk to that point before he stopped?

I gotta wonder if his judgement has improved since then? Well, let's see, he's shilling for Ted Stevens and wants oil tankers in Puget Sound... not a good sign. He wants to destroy social security... not a good sign. No, don't think I'll vote for him. Revealing this was a good political ploy, but it doesn't make me think any better of him.

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