Election Highlight: Drunk Diane Sawyer

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Election Highlight: Drunk Diane Sawyer

Driving home during election night from Massachusetts meant that Moon and I were relegated to listening to NPR and to NBC's live broadcast of the election in her car. What we ended up missing was the glorious shit-show that was Diane Sawyer.

Sawyer, who I've only heard fond stories about (taking her ABC crews out for bowling and beers frequently), apparently has an election night tradition—and that tradition involves the booze. This maybe-she-is-maybe-she-ain't-team-player (AHEM; her "husband" Mike Nichols turned 81 yesterday) should've taken a lesson from our dear Buffy, who couldn't fight vampires when sedated by the frothy drunky-drunky.

from S4E5, "Beer Bad"

While those familiar with Sawyer know she can down a few brewskies with the best of union workers, over at the Twitter, "Drunk Diane Sawyer" suggested a few other types of refreshments might have touched her delicate palate:

All of Twitter and much of social media has been abuzz over the esteemed journalist's lack-of-pokerface; Sandra Bernhard's response, however, was a killer:

Maybe D.S. just needed to counter George Stephanopolous's total lack of affective response to the election—you be the judge: