I hope no one tells Cactus Kate about this startling new discovery…tough to be fair she buys her own champagne…because no one else can afford her preferred tipple.
Itâ€™s official: champagne is a socialistâ€™s drink. Thatâ€™s according to a consumer study from the US that has correlated what people imbibe with their voting habits. Apparently, wine-drinkers are most likely to turn out at elections (the hangovers are lighter than for spirits) and rum is the most bipartisan tipple of all. Right-wingers prefer whiskeys such as Jim Beam and Wild Turkey. Left-wingers like prosecco, vodka, gin and champagne.
The survey has plenty of gaps. What if, like me, you spent New Yearâ€™s Eve mixing your drinks? Does that shot of vodka washed down with a glass of whisky make me an undecided voter, or just a diabetic waiting to happen? And whatâ€™s the significance of peopleâ€™s taste in nibbles? Red meat for the conservatives; canapes for the socialists. Meanwhile, those of us who prefer a fun party to a political party just abstain from eating altogether.
The survey is American, so how would it translate into British politics? Well, in my experience, fiscally unsound Labourites will drink anything thatâ€™s put in front of them. So long as someone else is paying.
Or how would it translate into NZ politics.
I somewhat suspect that Labour politicians no longer drink beer, with the exception of Shane Jones and Damian O’Connor…they alone would drink beer and from the bottle.
If they were drinking beer it would probably be Stella Artois or that Mexican rubbish.
The Greens though they’d want something recycled…probably their own urine.
The Maori party would drink only Lion Brown…seems suitable if you get the pun.
Act? The younger hipster types would be Absinthe drinkers for sure. Top shelf for the older ones.
National…fine wines with quality beers for BBQs. The Young Nats would certainly hook into Farrar’s free liquid panty remove…if only they were into chicks.