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Joe Biden, teetotaler

Senator Biden, the Democratic candidate for vice president, has been presented as an ordinary Joe, an Irish Catholic born to a family with little money in blue collar Scranton, PA. Interestingly, he is a teetotaler and according to one account from the Iowa primary has never tasted alcohol. For more, see here. This a surprise and all the more interesting when one remembers that the fortune of John McCain's wife is derived from a beer distributorship. Of course, President Bush, once a heavy drinker, is now a teetotaler.

Posted by David Fahey on September 1, 2008 at 10:52 AM in Alcohol (general), Temperance, United States | Permalink