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Fox News: Biden Was "Drunk" During Debate

Is the VP an "obnoxious drunk" or just a naturally boisterous debater? 

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By May Wilkerson

10/12/12

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Vice President Joe Biden is a well-known teetotaler, but that didn't deter Fox News hosts from accusing him of being drunk during last night's vice-presidential debate. The rumor was conceived during Fox's Sean Hannity Show, when the host suggested that Biden had been drinking bourbon before the debate. Hannity then took his theory to the internet, tweeting: "Is There Bourbon In Uncle Joe's Glass?" Other Fox News hosts then chimed in. Greg Guttfeld called Biden "the drunk at the bar," while describing moderator Martha Raddatz as the "unhappy bartender," and Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan as "the unfortunate salesman caught in the middle." Eric Boiling, co-host of The Five, tweeted: "Mr. VP Is Interrupting And Laughing.. Is He Still Drinking? #AA" And this morning on yet another Fox show, America's Newsroom, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee compared Biden to "a guy you meet at a cocktail party or some political event, an obnoxious drunk who’s loud and boisterous and interrupts every conversation." Biden has gone on the record about his decision to abstain from booze, due to his family's history with alcoholism. In 2010 he told the New York Times: "There are enough alcoholics in my family." 

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