On a congressional trip to Estonia, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton astonished her traveling companions by suggesting the group do what one does in the Baltics: hold a vodka-drinking contest!
Delighted, the leader of the overseas delegation, Sen. John McCain, quickly agreed, the NEW YORK TIMES is planning to report on Saturday.
The after-dinner game went so well — memories are a bit hazy on who drank how much. McCain later told people how unexpectedly fun he found Hillary to be. …
“One of the guys,” is the way McCain describes her.
Heh. The article will apparently be on the front page of tomorrow’s Times. It’s not just about the drinking game, of course, but about the broader issue of how “Clinton and McCain have developed an amiable relationship”:
[T]he interplay between the two senators — both celebrities, both self-styled centrists, both with compelling personal narratives and a knack for infuriating their own parties’ bases — remains intriguing as they navigate the early phase of a presidential race with an eye toward conceivably running against one another.