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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:55 PM

Sam Donaldson arrested on suspicion of DUI

Source: San Jose Mercury News

Sam Donaldson, the veteran ABC newsman and political correspondent, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence earlier this month in Delaware.

Donaldson reportedly failed a field sobriety test and was arrested. He was taken to a nearby police station where he was booked and eventually released. He was reportedly very cooperative.

Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_22223816/hicks-sam-donaldson-arrested-suspicion-dui



You'd think at his age he'd know better, but he does come from that generation where DUI was no big thing.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:37 PM

1. you'd think someone like him could afford a driver

especially if they like to drink

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:48 PM

3. That's what gets me.

I don't understand when rich people are caught drunk driving. Having someone drive me any time I wanted to drink would be about the first thing I'd set up if I were wealthy.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:08 PM

7. That's what I have always wondered about too?

Get a chauffer or call a service. I don't drink and I am not rich but that's what I would do if I did and I were.

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Response to Liberalynn (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:34 PM

10. I drink, but I get a designated driver or take cabs.

That is, when I'm somewhere where I can't take public transportation or walk.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:05 PM

14. I finally just quit drinking so now I can be designated driver

When I was in the service I didn't drink so on weekends I'd always have plenty of offers to go out with friends as they'd want me to go if for no other reason than the fact I didn't drink and I could drive us back to the base. Friends took advantage of it and likewise I took advantage of that. I didn't start drinking until I was in my mid thirties.
Quit in my late 50s

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:54 PM

16. I guess it's hard to give up the self autonomy of driving.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:18 PM

8. Exactly. nt

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:46 PM

9. Alcohol and a clear head don't normally run together. Most drunks could call a cab or ask a

friend to drive...but they don't. Because most drunks are "invincible" and are ready to "party". Till they get popped.

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Response to Tutonic (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:50 PM

13. I never thought I'd say it... Sam Donaldson, ready to party! n/t

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:47 PM

2. "I'm Sam Donaldson and this is (hic) Lime Time Prive (hic) I mean Time Live Prime er (hic)......."

LOL

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:13 PM

5. Sic transit gloria mundi

Not that he ever had much to begin with...

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:38 PM

6. Sam, why did you leave me hanging?

 

You were to meet me for a drink, but you never showed up.

Now I find that you are still drinking! You told me you had stopped.

I will help you, but you first need to answer some questions.

Dan Rather

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:10 AM

11. "earlier this month" - News delayed = news surpressed. n/t

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:51 PM

12. Yes, it's an evil plot to withhold this earthshaking news from us. This changes everything!

Or not.

In my small town, we often don't get arrest news until there's a court appearance. Maybe that's the case here.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:51 PM

15. Haha, comaradero ("comaradero" from Walt WHITMAN), my wryness was not from conspiracy theorizing

nor from over-appraising the importance of the story. It was a comment about a reporter/journalist, especially this one, who are/were high profile and who are more often than not demanding that any little bit of information that catches their fancy, not necessarity what is important just what catches their fancy, be revealed to them *immediately* for them to decide whether it is useful to their careers (as opposed to the public interest) or not. Although Sam dates back to the days when he was one of the boys and the boys might sit on an item if the protaganist was kewl and one of them boys. But today Faux Propaganda Network and Matt SLUDGE would trip over themselves to leak anything like this DUI against whatever Dem.

As for "this changes everything," well, while I'm not surprised that Sam knocks a few down, I had never heard anything that impeached his credibility in his reporting and punditry, but from now on when he's punditeering I'll have it in the back of my mind, like, "Do I trust his judgment NOW?!1" since I am fully in the camp asking why especially people like him who can afford it don't pay somebody to drive them to their fun, so in that sense this DOES change SOMEthing about Senor DONALDSON for me. However, as for being minded by minders, when I logged the same question when Diana ROSS was DUI, a drinking woman replied, "Sometimes we're TIRED of being watched over and just want to do what we want to do!1"

That said, I don't take the grumpiness personally. And in the VFW we call one another "comrade," so I'm relating to the whole enchilada of your DU handle, haha!1

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