The Huge Role Alcohol Has Played in the Oval Office
Imagine President Obama walking through the White House at 7am, entering the Oval Office, sitting down at his desk, and taking a shot of whiskey. You might think: Now there’s a man without much ambition for the day. This would not be an unreasonable assessment. Yet several of our nation’s presidents were morning drinkers—as well as daytime and evening drinkers. Many of our U.S. commanders-in-chief exhibited behavior that would, by today’s standards, qualify them as alcoholics.