Raise a glass to politics

Should D.C. politicians start drinking together to solve our partisan problems? That’s the idea we floated a few days ago.

Reader Jim Armstrong agrees: “The members of Congress fly into Washington on Monday morning and out on Thursday night. In between they spend about 30 hours at a call center trying to raise money. At that rate how do they get to know people in there own party, let alone the opposition?”

Terrence Tucker wrote: “It isn’t a joke. A group of Americans was challenged to land a man on the moon within 10 years. These two-martini-a-lunch drinkers and chain smokers, almost all engineers, accomplished their task to the amazement of the world. Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin took great liberty with alcohol and tobacco, yet managed to win WWII. … Since America started scorning drinkers and smokers what have we done? Not much. Let’s bring back the smokers and the drinkers and ‘Make America Great Again!’”

A toast! Email rrollins@coxohio.com.

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