Politics

New Book: Hillary Would Have Been ‘The Booziest President’ Since The 40s

REUTERS/Carlos Barria - GF10000343460

Justin Caruso Contributor

A new article asks some serious questions about Hillary Clinton’s drinking habits.

National Review’s Kyle Smith writes about the revelation from Amy Chozick’s new book that there was supposed to be an article in The New York Times after the election that portrayed Hillary as fun and laid-back, citing her drinking habits as proof.

Smith wonders why that article couldn’t have run before the election.

“The attentive reader will wonder whether Clinton has a drinking problem,” Smith writes. “Chozick says that Clinton would have been ‘the booziest president since FDR’ and ‘enjoys a cocktail — or three — more than most previous presidents.’ Chozick isn’t saying that Clinton has three cocktails but that she has three cocktails more than a man.”

He continues:

“So: five cocktails, then? Five cocktails for a woman is generally said to have the same effect as ten cocktails on a man. Would you want a man who regularly put away ten cocktails to be president?”

Democratic U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton drinks beer at a local bar during a campaign stop in Youngstown, Ohio, March 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria – GF10000343456

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about Hillary’s boozing habits. She once bragged about beating John McCain in a vodka drinking contest.

Clinton also publicly wrote that she drank her “share of chardonnay” and was told by her friends that she should take the prescription drug Xanax. (RELATED: Memoir: Hillary Coped With 2016 Loss With Alcohol, Junk Food)

Follow Justin on Twitter