April 13th, 2008
11:14 AM ET
14 years ago

Clinton takes a shot . . . of whiskey


Sen. Clinton enjoyed a shot of whiskey Saturday night in Indiana. (Photo Credit: AP)

CROWN POINT, Indiana – After a day of taking shots at rival Sen. Barack Obama over his "bitter" remarks, Sen. Hillary Clinton relaxed in Crown Point, Indiana and took a shot of a different kind – Crown Royal whiskey.

Clinton was at Bronko’s Restaurant having a beer when the bartender asked, “You want a shot with that Hillary?” After some deliberation, Clinton settled on a shot of Crown Royal, a Canadian whiskey.

Later in the evening, the Democratic presidential hopeful also sat down and had some pizza.

Related video: Watch Clinton have some whiskey on Saturday night

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soundoff (315 Responses)
  1. andrew s. rostolder hillsdale nj

    charlotte, buy american................... canadian whiskey makes you lie. the mexician stuff is good but you end up losing your clothing

    April 13, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  2. Mary

    What a man, ERRAH!

    April 13, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  3. Tim

    Good Choice, Crown Royal. She will need a lot more of it in days to come. I love Crown, but I am still voteing for McCain.

    April 13, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  4. Opportunistic Pandering

    With her guns story, her Bosnia story, and all the other things she conveniently claims to be or do, apparently what she really has experience with, and what she will be ready to do from day one, is lie.

    April 13, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  5. Delaware

    Do not take what Barack said about biterness out of context. He did not mean that people was bitter because they were angry at any body. People are really fed up and it is real when they see their jobs been shipping to Mexico, China ,or India when they cannot find another job that pay the same and they are falling deeper and deeper in debt. All these jobs loses in America is due to NAFTA and NAFTA is the trade deal that Bill and Hillary were behind when they were in office.
    We cannot trust Hillary when she goes behind Americans back and start negotiating trade with Comlumbia a country where previous gorvernment Democrat and republicans had avoided to deal with for various reasons. I want to ask Hillary what is her next trade move? May be Iran, Cuba, Lybia, Sudan, or communist Korea. We need transparency in our gorverment and we say no to candidate that is negotiating trade behind doors and when things get heated and say they were opposed it. We do not believe you. United we stand and we stand for Barack Obama. United States of America for Obama.

    April 13, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  6. s.positive

    Only liars will vote for a liar for the white house. Birds of the same feather will flock together.

    April 13, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  7. semp

    Ahhh, just a wee bit of the amber liquid to settle the Sniper frazzled nerves ... methinks a shot of Wild Turkey more appropriate for a US Presidential Candidate. But what da hey ... Cheers!

    April 13, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  8. Celina Bean

    The problem that I have with this is that this is not an original idea. Hillary is only doing this to top Obama having a beer with the guys. Well, frankly it just does not look very authentic. I also think that this just looks tacky of her having a shot of whiskey. It just does not look right. So I am not impressed as it just looks too staged.

    April 13, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  9. Jacqueline, NY

    Americans have a choice of electing an honest person for president or a liar or an old bag. Let Washington know that we are not stupid as they make us out be. They are making millions and people can't fill up their gas tanks. We need to vote with intelligence and let these people know we are sick and tired and "Bitter" for being left behind. I would love to go to one of Hillarys closed door fund raiser and see what she says. I know she never saw Obama coming. She thought she had this nomination in the bag. Since she did not have a backup plan, she has to do all the sleezy things she is doing. Margaret Thatcher and Indira Gandhi were great women leaders who would never use their gender to get votes or accuse the boys of picking on them. For someone who touts experience, her campaign is a financial mess, she has to lie, she still has not released her 2007 taxes, she filed an extension. I wonder why? We are not suckers and its about time we let them know this,

    April 13, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  10. Hillary The True Winner!

    Obama Idiots! he has really screwed up big time, and you still don't get it do yea?. He Will Never Never Be Any President!!!!

    April 13, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  11. Brandon

    Does this really matter? Is this really indicative of her support for foreign products? Maybe she just likes Crown Royal. Maybe it's because she was in Crown Point, Indiana. Maybe who cares! Do you have to pick apart every single thing the candidates do, like the kind of alcohol they drink?

    April 13, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  12. Buzz

    I guess she went hunting afterwards. You know, so she can shoot like she was taught when she was a child.


    April 13, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  13. Ilona Proud Canadian



    April 13, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  14. Jacob

    Yeehaw alcohol and guns!

    Hillary for President!

    April 13, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  15. Alice

    what a sad statement, where "news" is that a candidate bowled a gutterball or took a shot of whiskey

    we're in a war, folks ...

    April 13, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  16. BV

    So many angry BITTER women attaching their egos to Hillary Clinton. If Obama loses, yeah, I'll be sad. But I am not going to vote Republican so I can pout.
    Either Obama or Clinton would be better than McCain for America. I think Obama will win, but if Clinton nabs it, I will still support her because I happen to be a rational democrat with self esteem that extends beyond my candidate of choice.
    Get a grip ladies. A failure for Hillary is no more a failure for all women than an Obama loss is a failure for all Blacks in America. Try to have some perspective please.

    April 13, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  17. Ilona Proud Canadian


    April 13, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  18. lisa

    I read the comment that obahma had made about the people in pa.
    Do we really want to have a racist president? that is what his comments were! If it was a white person that made this comment we would have the naacp on our backs. Look at the comments that his
    spiritual advisor made know look at what he said. People need to see what he really is!!!!

    April 13, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  19. Matt

    I'm not a Hillary supporter at all, I think she's far from trustowrthy, but who cares about this article? So she drank a Canadian whiskey. It's not like she was in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Crown Royal is a top-shelf, smooth Whiskey. Personally I prefer Jameson (uh oh...an Irish brand). Give the lady a break.

    It's sad how small the minutia is that we use to determine who our candidate will or won't be. That says something about us...not them.

    April 13, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  20. F, MPLS

    Jan! U are an idiot

    April 13, 2008 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  21. vic nashville,Tn

    Go Hillary
    Obama hurting Americans feeling with bitter speech , You make them happy with beer whiskey and pizza
    Hillary 08 or Mc Cain 08

    April 13, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  22. Erin - WA

    This is who we want representing our gender in the White House. What a sleaze!!!

    April 13, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  23. andrew s. rostolder hillsdale nj

    charlotte, now you are sounding stupid. not believeable. you got all the acronims right. you just got confused with the names......... nafta etc. was when hillbilly was co president..........

    April 13, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  24. Celina Bean

    It is sad that in this day and time that we still have people, such as Jan's statements above, who make such racist statements and feel good about it. It is sad that we have people like that who feel so superior to others that they are willing to make such racist remarks in public. I'm sure that they thought this statement was cool, but just shows so much ignorance that you have to feel sorry for them. I'm just glad that most Americans don't have this same sort of thought process. That would be such a tragedy.

    April 13, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  25. E1944

    I think she had knocked down a few when the reporter asked her
    a question about Bill and she thought it was so funny. Angels
    were dancing in her head from hitting the bottle.

    April 13, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
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