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Lawrence O’Donnell: I’ve ‘Never’ Drunk Alcohol

A visitor reaches for of the one of the first mugs of beer after the tapping of the first barrel during the opening ceremony for the 180th Munich Oktoberfest in this September 21, 2013 file photo. A slump in consumption of more than a third in the last 25 years has hit Germany, Europe A visitor reaches for of the one of the first mugs of beer after the tapping of the first barrel during the opening ceremony for the 180th Munich Oktoberfest in this September 21, 2013 file photo. A slump in consumption of more than a third in the last 25 years has hit Germany, Europe's biggest beer producer, triggering intense competition and price discounting. With young Germans turning to spirits and non-alcoholic fruit drinks, beer sales fell 2 percent last year alone. Traditional family breweries, also under pressure from double-digit rises in energy, glass and malt costs, are struggling, some dying. In a bid to move upmarket and charge more, some breweries are trying to tap into growing demand for speciality beer. Picture taken September 21, 2013. To match Feature GERMANY-BEER/ REUTERS/Michael Dalder/Files (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY) - RTR3LS0G  

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell claims he once had a sip of a beer when he was young but has never tasted alcohol since.

O’Donnell made the startling revelation in a series of tweets responding to questions from his Twitter followers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of his followers pressed him further.

 

 

 

There was one probing question, however, that Lawrence refrained from answering.

In a 2011 interview with Playboy magazine, O’Donnell explained his decision to abstain from alcohol.

“I simply hated the taste of it,” he said. “I had nothing against it. I just wouldn’t put something in my mouth that I hated the taste of. It became a mostly faulty girl-getting strategy. My teenage strategy was, ‘I’ll be the one who’s not puking. Let’s see if that works.’ It turns out the girls in my neighborhood weren’t interested in you no matter what you did, so it didn’t work.”

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