Hillary Clinton's Beer Downing in Colombia Draws Republican Ire
Secretary of State pictured in Colombia downing one brew after another
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can't have a drink without some criticism from the right.
Clinton, who was in Colombia for the Summit of the Americas in Colombia, was pictured partying in a club called Cafe Havana with colleagues.
The Secretary of State downing a few beers was too much for the Republicans to it pass without comment.
The Republican leaning New York Post reported that Clinton walked in a little past midnight. They ordered a dozen beers, two glasses of whiskey and bottles of water. The Post called her "Swillary" on the front page.
"Clinton quickly proved she's just a regular gal when it comes to drinking," the Post reported. "She eschewed a glass and sucked down her Aguila pilsener cerveza straight from the bottle."
Former White House press secretary under George W. Bush, Ari Fleischer, said the drinking episode wasn't a big deal.
"She drank a beer at a summit meeting event. So what?"
“Hillary Clinton is a public servant. She’s out there to serve the American people to advance US interests and I think that conducting herself in this way as a senior official on the world stage does not advance American interests in any way and in fact, is downright embarrassing,” Gardiner opined.
“It is as though she is auditioning for the 6th series Jersey Shore, rather than representing America on the world stage as the Secretary of State. And I do think that it is rather a bit much to expect the American taxpayers to be funding these kinds junkets. I cannot think of a single thing that Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama achieved in the entire Summit of the Americas. The only enduring images from the summit will be of Hillary Clinton partying away, late into the night in the capital city of Colombia; there’s a real ‘let them eat cake’ mentality I think from the Obama Administration.”