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Useful Idiots: Drinking Game Rules for Joe Biden's March 25th Press Conference
The president holds his first formal press conference to discuss mass shootings, Covid-19, and relations with the European Union. To which, we drink!
Joe Biden is holding his first formal press conference today at 1:15 p.m. in the East Room of the White House, as “his fledgling administration grapples with mass shootings, an influx of migrants at the border and an ongoing battle with the coronavirus pandemic,” according to the Washington Post.
Katie and I will be doing live commentary, which you can follow here. At least one of us will be drinking. The rules of the game, for any who want to join in:
Drink EVERY TIME:
Biden references “the previous administration.”
A reporter asks about his dog or otherwise tosses out a “What’s your secret to being so awesome?” question.
He says “God bless the troops,” or mentions “America” twice in the same sentence (e.g. “The business of America is the United States of America!”).
He begins any sentence with “Look,” “Here’s the deal,” or “I’m the guy who.”
He forgets something important, like the name of the Defense Department, or the job title of Kamala Harris.
H/T to @WalkerBragman for this rule: A sip apiece for “Folks,” “I mean this,” and “Nothing we can’t accomplish.”
Biden appears angry when the content of the sentence doesn’t call for it, or otherwise is emotionally off-kilter. Call it the “Affect mismatch rule.”
Gets weirdly personal with a reporter who asks a non-softball question. Double-shot if he points.
Blames earth’s problems on Republican obstructionists on the Hill more than the minimum five times allotted under the terms of the Geneva convention.