Jack Daniels nipping at your nose ....It’s the holiday season, which means the Northern Virginia suburbs are going to be particularly deadly until January 3 or so, as Republican congresspeople and their drunken wives and rent boys wreak havoc on the icy suburban streets. Congratulations to Charlene Lugar, wife of Republican Senator Dick Lugar, for winning the “First of the Season” award by just crashing into a parked car, because she was (allegedly!) drunk.

Roll Call reports:

Following the stop, Lugar was arrested for driving while intoxicated and taken to the county’s adult detention center where she was processed.

Sen. Lugar issued a statement, saying: “At about 6:30 p.m. last evening, November 18, Mrs. Lugar had a traffic accident in our McLean, Virginia neighborhood. A charge has been filed and a court appearance is scheduled for January. No other persons were in her car or the unattended car she hit. Thankfully, no one was injured. We are deeply sorry and embarrassed that this accident has occurred.”

Jesus christ, six-thirty p.m.??? Charlene Lugar must take Happy Hour very seriously. [Roll Call]

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  • Terry

    Give the woman a break. She has to have sex at least once a year with Dick Lugar. She deserves a few drinks.

  • Doglessliberal

    Who refers to his wife as “Mrs. ___”? No wonder she drinks.

  • BoreExpert

    She was singing yuletide carols and getting drunk with the choir while the Palins dressed up like eskimos.

  • El Pinche

    Jesus Christ, first Biden’s onslaught, Palin crashes her trailer in the USofA, and now this Senator’s careless lush. Then this post of all partial sentences. WTF!??!?!

  • freakishlystrong

    Whoa. You mean Wonkett posters are sober at 6:30 pm?! Yay!! Our alt-text overlord is back!

  • LeastExcellent

    I call sloppy seconds.

  • el donaldo

    as punishment, she has to wear Bob Dylan’s Johnny Dep wig throughout the holiday season.

  • slappypaddy

    for a moment, at first glance, i thought that read “country club’s detention center.”

  • user-of-owls

    Who drives this way ‘doh doh doh’?

  • user-of-owls

    Who’s got a big red cherry nose?

  • MargeSimpsonsBlackFriend

    Chick knows how to party.

  • El Pinche

    [re=462597]Terry[/re]: Yeah, what a waste of a great porn name.

  • Extemporanus


  • obfuscator

    [re=462605]Doglessliberal[/re]: most olds in the midwest refer to their wives as “mother”, which is an endless source of skeeve for me.

  • user-of-owls

    Must be Lugar, must be Lugar

  • S.Luggo

    [re=462609]WIDTAP[/re]: I like a dress that comes with its own instructions.

  • Pithaughn

    Hey all you East coast elites , the other two prizes are still up for grabs, biggest and most accidents! So remember,
    it’s always after 5pm somewhere!

  • Jim89048

    [re=462609]WIDTAP[/re]: rawr!

  • El Pinche

    [re=462623]Extemporanus[/re]: ITS ALL CRYSTAL CLEAR IN PSALM 69 !!!

  • Doglessliberal

    [re=462626]obfuscator[/re]: yes, I have heard that and….ew.

  • Prommie

    Charlene has been to paradise, but she has never been to herself.

  • JMP

    Charlene deserves a banhammer; firsties are always tedious, dull and stupid.

  • scotterl

    A pool should be started by our Wonkette, with appropriate prizes, for those who correctly guess Mrs Boozey McLugar’s BAC at the time of arrest. Just a suggestion on a rainy day… I’m going 1.45 BTW

  • scotterl

    meaning .0145

  • Brendan M.

    Dick Lugar is a RINO, so this isn’t as good for schadenfreude as if it had been, say, Hadassah Lieberman.

  • ph7

    She lookslike she could drink us all under the dashboard

  • chascates

    Maybe it’s Car Insurance Reform we need to be talking about.

  • Oldskool

    In her defense, who shops sober this time of year.

  • pondscum

    [re=462646]ph7[/re]: GAH! MY EYES! It’s a man, baby.

  • JMP

    [re=462626]obfuscator[/re]: I remember Reagan doing that with Nancy; it is really, really creepy.

  • Mustang

    They are deeply sorry that she had a fender bender. I can’t imagine what fake emotion they are saving for when something really tragic happens…deeperly mega uber sorry?

  • S.Luggo
  • Doglessliberal

    [re=462646]ph7[/re]: that is not his brother?

  • Click

    “..taken to the county’s adult detention center where she was processed.”
    Wow, that’s pretty harsh. How edible will she even be after that?

  • user-of-owls

    [re=462654]pondscum[/re]: [re=462646]ph7[/re]: Well, that picture solves one mystery. Now we know what the little kid was holding to prompt Obama to react the way he did in the previous post.

  • chascates

    Calling his wife Mrs. isn’t as bad as Bush’s “the lump in the bed next to me.”

  • Extemporanus


  • glamourdammerung

    I have actually had two vehicles totalled in the space of five weeks by drunks hitting them while parked. So at this point, I think the punishment should involve meat grinders.

  • user-of-owls

    [re=462681]glamourdammerung[/re]: So ‘processed’ didn’t mean what I (and Click) originally thought it did?

  • Terry


    Cripes hanna. Who do you live near, one of the Bush twins?

  • Mahousu

    [re=462639]scotterl[/re]: Nah, stick with the first number. It’s probably closer.

  • glamourdammerung

    [re=462689]Terry[/re]: [re=462686]user-of-owls[/re]: The high point was the second one as the chump blew .258, had feces running down his leg, and when the cops asked if he had pissed himself answered “I don’t know”. That almost made my new car being destroyed worth it in an odd way.

  • jmfleetwood

    [re=462639]scotterl[/re]: A BAC of .0145 is way below the legal limit except in zero tolerance jurisdictions/situations. I would say .15 if she backed into a parked car; .25 or higher if she cold drove right into the back (or front) of a stationary vehicle.

  • Gorillionaire

    [re=462626]obfuscator[/re]: In the South I hear them call their wives “Mama”, which seems even worse. Ewwwwwwww…

  • ph7

    Mrs. Lugar, I served Joan Kennedy, I poured several drinks for Joan Kennedy, Joan Kennedy could handle her liquor. Mrs. Lugar, you’re no Joan Kennedy.

  • El Pinche

    [re=462675]Extemporanus[/re]: AND WITH COPENHAGEN LOTS AND LOTS OF COPE

  • Guppy06

    Members of Congress and their families are never drunk! It’s obviously from an unforeseen reaction between all her medications, that her health insurance pays for!

  • Mr Blifil

    This is clearly the right wing’s answer to the Biden motorcade.

  • Darkness

    She’s a republican, so chemical addiction will bring only sympathy and well wishes.

    Bless her heart.

  • MMS

    Now, back in Indiana we call that a “whiskey bump.”

  • Berkeley Bear

    [re=462597]Terry[/re]: From the rumors back in the Hoosier State, more like she has to ignore him having sex with others on a regular basis. She doesn’t have the equipment he likes.

  • momus

    Shouldn’t that read, “or the unattended vehicle that struck her car.”?

  • smashtheduck

    Ah the good ol’ days of waking up at the Fairfax County lock up. Hope she enjoyed her boiled egg as much as I did.

  • Bearbloke

    [re=462652]Oldskool[/re]: Certainly not Mrs. Lugar, especially when she goes shopping for a necktie for her Dick…

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