Former Clinton Aide Turned CNN Commentator Obsessed With Hillary’s Alcohol Consumption

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• July 14, 2015 11:49 am


Patti Solis Doyle, a longtime Hillary Clinton adviser who served as campaign manager during her failed 2008 presidential bid, joined CNN as a political commentator Tuesday morning and penned an op-ed for the network about the Democratic presidential candidate.

During the piece, Solis Doyle, who has previously described Clinton as a "fun" drinker and a gossip, zeroes in on her experience tossing back beers with the former first lady.

"Having worked for her for more than 17 years, I’ve had a beer (or two) with her and I can tell you it is a hell of a lot of fun," Solis Doyle brags. She spotlights her affinity for "the ‘which candidate would you rather have a beer with’ game," though neglects to admit whether she would prefer to imbibe with Clinton or other competing candidates. 

Earlier this year during a roundtable for HuffPost Live, the former Clinton aide made a point to emphasize how "fun" Hillary is and how she enjoys gossiping and drinking with her allies.

"She’s a lot of fun," Solis Doyle alleged. "She likes to hang out and drink and gossip."

"She hangs out and she laughs and she likes to gossip, like, ‘who are you dating?’" she added.

New York Times reporter Amy Chozick would likely corroborate Solis Doyle’s claims. The journalist, who covers Clinton, told ABC News in a February interview ahead of Clinton’s official campaign launch, "She likes to drink. We were on the campaign trail in 2008 and the press thought she was just taking shots to pander to voters in Pennsylvania."

"Um, no," Chozick continued.

Early on in her 2016 presidential campaign, Clinton claimed that she wanted to "drink [her] way across Iowa," though she was talking about coffee.

Solis Doyle insists she prefers Hillary "the happy wonk warrior" over Hillary the beer drinker.

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