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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:04 AM
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'Drunk Boris Yeltsin tried to hail taxi outside White House in underpants'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/...

Boris Yeltsin got so drunk during a presidential visit to Washington that he was found standing outside the White House in his underpants, trying to hail a taxi so he could go out for a pizza. The following night, a guard mistook him for an intruder after the former Russian president was discovered stumbling drunkenly around the basement of the official visitor's residence.

The embarrassing details about the extent of Mr Yeltsin's drinking habits have been revealed by Bill Clinton.

The former US president made the disclosures to Taylor Branch, a writer and former flatmate, whom he invited to compile a new "oral history" of the presidency based on 79 taped interviews.

Mr Clinton, who would regularly summon Mr Branch for afternoon chats during his eight-year presidency, was more coy about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky, merely saying that he "just cracked" under personal and political pressure.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:05 AM
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1. they showed a pic on the BBC this am
it was way toooo early for it. :D
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:33 AM
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4. link ?
i heard this on cnn and thought it was funny. but very believable.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:27 AM
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2. Where's a dashcam when you need one?
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 02:28 AM by krispos42


This would have been AWESOME!!!
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:30 AM
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3. This thread is nothing without pictures.
:rofl:
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NBachers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:16 AM
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5. This reminds me of the Churchill naked in the White House story
You can read it in The American Spectator online at: http://spectator.org/archives/2009/06/15/nothing-to-hid...

I'm not quite old enough to have experienced Roosevelt and Churchill, but I still somehow miss 'em. Let's help push our president President Obama up to that same level.

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