These Men Were The Drunkest U.S. Presidents Ever
Who among the hallowed Hall of Presidents were among the most party-hearty? The most tipsy when addressing foreign heads of state? Wh had the shakes when their finger was on the button? Unsurprisingly, there aren't a lot of modern presidents because everyone got stupid and decided that drinking isn't awesome somewhere around 1960.
However, they can never silence the legacies of these men. These presidents raise the bar not just for those that aspire to be heads of state, but for those who long to be legendary lushes. Let's take a gander:
1. Martin Van Buren
Van Buren was a drunk Dutchman, eventually sucumbing to gout as a result of too much damn bourbon all the time. His nickname was Blue Whiskey Van, which is an awesome name for either a president or my new blue van. Considering the biggest part of his legacy is getting name-checked in a 'Seinfeld' episode, it's no surprise this guy was at the bottom of a bottle.
Yup. That wheelchair probably wasn't just for Polio, as Franklin Delano
Bluth Roosevelt indulged in the girliest of drinks, a "Haitian concoction" that consisted of dark rum, egg whites, brown sugar, and orange juice. Ugh. I'm getting a headache just thinking about it. Maybe some scotch or bourbon to man things up a bit? Eh, he ended The Great Depression. Let the man drink what he wants.
3. James Buchanan
He would make a weekly trip to the distillery to pick up a case of whiskey before he became president. It's unlikely that that type of drinking tails off even when you're elected president. The man was also known to kill bottles (that's plural, sports fans) of either whiskey or rye in one sitting. I don't know why they can't get more specific, but they don't really need to. Anything more than one bottle of booze is pretty impressive. Let's celebrate the man.