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. Kentucky

    I guess Obama thinks Clinton is bitter too.

    If the Democratic Party nominates Obama this gun owner and church goer will not support him. Go Clinton 08!

    April 13, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  2. carolflowery

    I would take a couple of shots if I were her, Lord knows, CNN has been taking shots at her during this entire campaign

    April 13, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  3. Bye Bye Hillary

    go Obama nevermind Hillary

    April 13, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  4. ELM

    IF that many people believe a dysfunctional and angry family can be a model of hope for our children than American values just went down the drain.

    April 13, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  5. stuckINmichigan

    Michigan had a chance to have a regular primary. Our Ms. Granholm wanted to switch things around. Now she has to deal with the consiquences. I'm sorry, but you don't get a "do-over" just to suit your whims. Deal with it. Michigan is quickly sinking far beyond any depression of the 40's. We have greater issues to deal with here. Now all of Michigan has to live with Granholms decisions, wether we like it or not. Now lets figure out how to get our economy going, THAT'S something to spend time and resources on.

    April 13, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  6. Emma

    Can we get some news for once. This is really a non-issue

    April 13, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  7. kenny

    Why does the media keep on harrasing the Clinton's? I want to know as a citizen why they really hate the Clinton's. is it time to talk about BHO what really he can do for this country? Why don't we talk about if he really can win the November election if he ended to be the nominee. Guys, let's get real here! We all know that the Clinton's supporters will not vote for him no matter what happened. Why does the media keep on breaking the party apart? CNN, the only way to see the D-party to win in November is to see the two of them running together! or else, we just have to donate our money to the Republicans.

    April 13, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  8. kentucky

    Hey CNN, here's a real "SHOT" for you! About a week ago a artical by Arianna Huffington "The Clinton-Columbia Connection" The artical not only tells about the 800 thousand Bill took from the Colunbians, but also 31 million that was donated by one of his oil buddies to the "Clinton Family Foundation." This is the the some foundation that the Clintons have used for their so called charities that were in part sent to some charities when Hillary started running for President. There are many articals about these scandals that can be found on REAL CLEAR POLITICS. Will you tell us more??

    April 13, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  9. April in Texas

    Wonder if she is celebrating early and over playing as she did with the confetti in Ohio..

    Obama 08

    April 13, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  10. Daniel

    Wow. I read a comment here about how "drinking Canadian whiskey ... is a crook's method"

    Since when is crown royal illegal?


    Examples: Healthcare, life-style, food (some cases), education (free tuition for all universities in Europe).

    Except, we technically do have the most advanced "technology" in Healthcare. We are just so preoccupied with getting money to the insurance comps that we don't use the technology

    April 13, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  11. wyoming dem

    Oh my Hillary...what's next? Larry the Cable Guy has a couple of flannels you can borrow. I am so glad most of you folks out there see right through this one too.

    April 13, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  12. Keith

    Why is this story even newsworthy? So she had a shot of whiskey and some pizza. Big deal. I am an Obama supporter and even the story of him bowling I thought was ridiculous and out of focus. Over 4,000 troops are dead in Iraq and the media is reporting on what kind of whiskey she is drinking. How sad.

    April 13, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  13. Elizabeth

    Jan, Lisa and all those who are SO AFRAID of Obama. Please try to curb your racists fears. After all it is and has been the black population support that have supported WHITE presidents for years.

    Where are our morals that we can want to elect someone who has deliberately LIED, not mis-spoke, over someone who genuninely clumsily stated something that is true.

    I forgot – it was people like you and other Reagan Democrats who drak the kool-aid of the Swift boaters who elected this moron we now have in office and got us into this mess. The reason you are paying nearly $4.00 at the gas pump.

    Where is your morals and critical thinking when the husband of Hillary got paid $800,000 for a speech supporting the kind of trade agreements that are costing those in rural PA, NC and Indiana the jobs.

    Reasoning is a hell of a thing.

    April 13, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  14. mike

    Obama has no chance of winning in November. He is a rookie senator, of course he has no "baggage" yet! People should chill and use their brains because, clearly, the average american is stupid.
    And stop calling Hillary a liar.

    At least that's all you can say. Obama has been in the spotlight for, what, less than a year and he is already an elitist anti-american ignorant naive racist.


    April 13, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  15. Anonymous

    Obama, Maybe you should use the term that you "misspoke" and just laugh it off!!! Isn't that what Hillary does??/

    Obama 2008!

    April 13, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  16. SN from MN

    Glad Andy is kicking us old folks out of the Dem Party. I was just leaving anyway.

    April 13, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  17. Get Real

    I got a box of Kroger Oatmeal from Canada. I still think NAFTA needs revisted for a fix. I'd rather have oats from Canada than China. So Hillary had a shot of whisky, no big deal, she's not a alcoholic like Bush making stupid decisions for our country. At least she will fix what is brike & what is not brike she won't fix. Sounds Like common sense to me. Exactly what this country needs. A President with common sense.

    April 13, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  18. Ryan

    Ah yes, now Hillary is a good ol' girl, just drinkin' whiskey and shootin' guns with her pa' out on the back forty. She's a regular, hard working, average american, just like everyone she wants to vote for her. And Obama is an elite jerk who is ragging on the fabric of American society.


    How much money did Ms. Clinton and her hubby make last year? How much money did the average American make last year? Now I know that all the presidential candidates made more than your average joe, but the Clintons are so far beyond McCain OR Obama that it's absurd. THEY are the ones who are out of touch with America. Hillary is one of the biggest liars and posers ever to play at American politics... which is quite impressive. Drinking whiskey and talking about guns to make yourself seem less elite.... shameless and pathetic.

    The sad thing is that Obama is right... people DO cling to guns and religion and bigotry and such in many cases. Why does everyone want to argue against that? It's true! He's not being elite... he's being honest. Hillary is being MORE insulting by pandering to such people with such transparent, juvenile, obviously-just-for-the-political-gain tactics. It's the equivalent of her showing up in my state (Montana) dressed in cowboy boots with spurs, a plaid shirt, and a cowboy hat, and then trying to convince us Montanans that she is essentially one of us. Grow up, Ms. Clinton. Regardless of whether you get the nomination or not, you will NEVER be President of these United States.

    April 13, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  19. John Smith

    If Country first, and political party second etc., then
    The Democrats should be ashamed to think of any Clinton ever occupying high office in this great Country.

    The Clintons have:
    Lied to everyone (republicans, democrats, independents, catholics, agnostics etc) in this "country'. "I never.." "Sniper fire.." etc.

    Divided and brought "bitterness" out of everyone in this Country; Hillary hated by over 50% of the people in this country.

    Just look at what is going on now among the democrats, thanks to Hillary and her blind supporters; it is disgusting, and I feel "bitter about it".
    Anyone who votes for a Clinton does not love this country, period!

    Next, for Hillary supporters who may be uneducated, here are more words for "bitter" that you can add to your vocab
    1. resentful
    2. angry
    3. cynical
    4. hostile
    5. feeling cheated (as Hillary does towards Monica)
    6. hot
    7. strong feelings

    April 13, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  20. Roger

    I just looked on the ticker and nearly the whole first page was something to do with the "bitter" comments. The media so overbloated it and made it into some contraversy. My god, is this the sorta "action" you guys need when there is a long pause between voting?

    And now this shiny gem, Mrs. Clinton drinking. An old-fashioned way to increase blue collar support, a simple tactic both sides use. this is news? I mean really, she must have CNN under her thumb. This long pause has not boded well for clinton.

    April 13, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  21. scott

    everyone is saying ooooh canadain wiskey. Maybe itwas was Royal Crown because she was in CROWN POINT, Indiana see the conection.
    quit being so Bitter...............or are you just being TYPICAL college brats

    April 13, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  22. Molly, ND

    Obama does not have to quell anthing, especially a trumped up, phony attack.

    He will be our next president because America does not want a liar, or a warmonger in the White House.

    The bible says "no weapon formed agains me will prosper, it won't work". This phony arguement agains Barack will not work, nor will the Hillary/McCain campaigns prosper.

    Forget it Hill, we like Barack.

    Obama 08

    April 13, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  23. Allan

    Let's talk elitism.

    Elitism means a belief that a small subset of people should decide for everyone else what's best.

    Hillary wants the superdelegates (a small subset of people) to overrule the Democratic primary voters and vote for her. And she wants the pledged delegates (a small subset of people) to feel free to vote for her over the will of the people who elected them as their representatives.

    You, ma'am, are an elitist.

    April 13, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  24. whiskypa

    CNN – this is not news. None of this is news.

    It's strange that, on the one hand, Hillary Clinton and her supporters are protesting the news media's bias. Meanwhile, on the other hand, the news media is publishing outrageous, as well as seemingly over-the-top panderingly pro-Clinton articles, such as this.

    And talk about elitism – Crown Royal and 109 Million dollars in the bank?

    This is not news.

    April 13, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  25. Get Real

    Hillary will fix what is Broke & what is not Broke she won't fix. Common sense.

    April 13, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
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