Top 10 drinkers and abstainers from political history

23rd June, 2017 by admin

One of the stories about politicians and their drinking habits that really captured my imagination is about the 36th president of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson, who would ride around his Texas ranch in an open convertible. According to historical sources, he drank his “Scotch and soda out of a large white plastic foam cup. Periodically, Johnson would slow down and hold his left arm outside the car, shaking the cup and ice. A Secret Service agent would run up to the car, take the cup and go back to a station wagon following the president’s car. There another agent would refill it with ice, Scotch, and soda as the first agent trotted behind the wagon. Then the first agent would run the refilled cup up to Johnson’s outstretched hand, as his car moved slowly forward”.

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