Should the DA be held to a higher standard? The DA should be subject to the same, often harsh, penalties that he imposes.
What about Newsome insisting he was OK to drive? That's scary. In our house, we arrange for somebody else to drive after the first beer, let alone the 11th.
Will this incident influence your voting in November? I won't be voting for Newsome.
Was the media remiss in reporting it? A public servant working on behalf of the people should hold himself to a higher standard. When he doesn't do that, the media has every right to investigate and expose it.
Do you accept that he wasn't impaired? Anyone who drinks two six-packs' worth is impaired, period. Colorado law says anyone who's had two drinks is impaired.
Describe yourself after 11 beers. I couldn't even drink 11 beers.
Will you vote for Newsome in November? As long as he deals with his problem and alters his behavior, I'm more interested in his record as DA.
Was the media out of line to report this? There's nothing improper in investigating and reporting the misbehavior of public officials.
Newsome insists he wasn't impaired. What do you think about that? Anyone who drinks that volume of alcohol in that time frame is impaired, and anyone who drinks 11 beers on a workday probably has a drinking problem.
Describe yourself after 11 beers. I haven't had a drink in over 30 years.