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Lede of the day:

Alcoholic drinks have been forbidden on Belmont University's campus since at least 1951. The small Christian school in Nashville has decided to make an exception to the rule when it hosts a presidential debate Tuesday.

Unfortunately, this doesn't mean the live audience will be able to play drinking games or just blot out the horror with beer, wonderful beer. The drinks will only be served in a hospitality tent for reporters—further proof, I suppose, that politics and the media undermine traditional morality.

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  1. I wonder if reporters for the school paper will be admitted to the hospitality tent.

  2. If you think about it, it’s actually a pretty cool thing for them to do. They don’t want to drink on campus (you wouldn’t attend the college if you did), but they’re letting guests do so if they want.

  3. To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.

  4. Or they are admitting that ya gotta get blind to watch this shit.

  5. Do you think they’ll mind if use my preferred drug of choice? God created mine. Is that reason enough?

  6. The drinks will only be served in a hospitality tent for reporters

    We had to, or none of them would have come.

  7. I work on a dry campus too. Funny how they never seems to arrest all the football taligaters who bring multiple kegs onto to campus.

    CYA is the rule of the day, but it don’t pay the bills.

  8. Like all loyal, patriotic Americans, I’m outraged, yes outraged that McCain and Obama are holding a debate at a University doesn’t even have a football team!

    Reading what passes for reportage in MSM publications, I’m not surprised that the hack writers are a bunch of souses.

  9. We had to, or none of them would have come.

    The wise and the foolish are all alcoholics. The sober are the boring in between.

  10. There isn’t enough whiskey to get me to sit through one of those “debates”.

  11. There isn’t enough whiskey to get me to sit through one of those “debates”.

    Seconded.

  12. Agreed. I’d go to about anything but an Amway sales pitch if you promise me a free drink tent.

  13. With the drinking age at 21, most campuses are de facto “dry” anyway.

  14. yeah like getting alcohol is a problem for anyone above 17

  15. My wife is back from her conference. She says she’s going to punch me in the brains if I watch the debate. She’s right, as usual.

  16. I once was assigned to cover an economic-development conference in Tullahoma, Tenn., home of George Dickel and not too far from the home of Jack Daniels. All attendees got free samples.

    *hic*

  17. Ah, Dickel… my favorite of the semi-bargain tenn-whiskeys. Oh, please, sophomore year of college, forgive me for forsaking you!

  18. With the drinking age at 21, most campuses are de facto “dry” anyway.

    I think you mean de jure, not de facto. The kids are still drinking, trust me.

  19. With the drinking age at 21, most campuses are de facto “dry” anyway.

    Really? Count freshmen, sophomores, and some juniors v. the rest of the juniors, seniors, grad students, non-traditional (older) students, faculty, and staff. I’d think it would balance >21.

    There isn’t enough whiskey to get me to sit through one of those “debates”.

    I prefer to clean guns or reload ammo. Not at the same time, of course. Too much temptation.

  20. The kids are still drinking, trust me.

    No one drank on campus at my school. It was less hassle to find an off-campus party or even just present your fake ID at a bar.

  21. J sub D:

    I went to a private university that dropped out of NCAA football years before I matriculated. The % of schools playing in the Bowl Division that are private is pretty small. Take a look at the top 25, and you can count the private schools on one hand.

    What’s unAmerican are all those @#$%^&*~! tax-eating state universities.

    Belmont and Washington are private, as is Hofstra, the site of the next debate-like simulation. What strikes me as odd is that Ol’ Miss, a publik skool, managed to snag a spot on the venue list. I thought the debate commission was going with private universities in order to have a stronger position when protesters get arrested for trespassing.

    Kevin

  22. No one drank on campus at my school.

    I know for a fact there’s lots of on-campus drinking at the two schools I have any familiarity with.

    For “dorm parties” the students have migrated to hard alcohol rather than beer. Kegs are hard to sneak anywhere; fifths, pretty easy. Once again, prohibition has managed to encourage, not discourage, abuse.

  23. There isn’t enough whiskey to get me to sit through one of those “debates”….sure there is, or is blind, stinking, knee walking, piss drunk that far away for you?

  24. kevrob,

    Tell me you didn’t take my comment seriously and are just playing along. Please.

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