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Friends Don’t Let Friends Speak Drunk

By Wyatt Earp | September 23, 2011

The Liberty Medal Ceremony is a big deal in Philadelphia. The annual ceremony recognizes individuals who help bring liberty to others around the world, and it’s a huge media event here.

Usually, the recipient is introduced by someone famous, or someone with local ties. Last night’s presenter, Kim Delaney, is both famous and local. She was also a train wreck.

Longtime actress Kim Delaney, star of the popular television series “Army Wives,” was escorted off stage at the National Constitution Center Thursday night after delivering a stilted, and at times unintelligible, speech for the Liberty Medal Award presentation to Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

It is unclear what was wrong with the television star, but she appeared disheveled as she struggled to read a speech, which partly described her character’s role on Army Wives, off of the teleprompter.

I’m no detective (snark), but I have an idea of what was wrong with her. Kim seemed to be spending time with her friends Jack Daniels and Johnny Walker.

Either that, or she was having a stroke:

“As I try to comfort wives, husbands, families, fathers, children…loved ones, made good, what I’ve learned is the Constitution Center,” Delaney says.

Delaney’s long pauses and jumbled sentences were cut off when a voiceover came on and an employee wearing a head set came on the stage and walked Delaney away.

Eh, it would have been funnier if they used the giant hook, instead.

*Make sure you watch the video at the link. It’s rum-tastic!

Topics: Philly | 10 Comments »

10 Responses to “Friends Don’t Let Friends Speak Drunk”

  1. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    September 23rd, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    If memory serves me correctly, she is a heavy hitter when she was on NYPD Blue. Some DUI’s and such.

  2. Bluwall Says:
    September 23rd, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    WOW! She has crashed and burned. I remember her from the early 80s in a Soap “All My Children.”

    I remember when I thought she was hot – - – now she looks like as bad as a $30 hooker with a bag of chips and strawberry soda.

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 23rd, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    LDIV – Yeah, she was. Definitely something going on there, and al-key-hol comes to mind.

    Bluwall – Someone should have propositioned her – just in case.

  4. Jon Brooks Says:
    September 23rd, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    The big hook..great comment. What about that clown at the Apollo who comes out and runs around the…hookee…right before they hook em and drag em off stage.

  5. ed Says:
    September 23rd, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Friends Don’t Let Friends Speak Drunk

    How am I going to be giving toasts at weddings and wakes then?

    Good Lord man, think this through! You don’t know what hell your idea could unleash upon us.

    And if you think I’m making it through Grace at Christmas diner without a few stiff ones under my belt, you gotta another thing coming.

    You don’t know my relatives.


  6. Randal Graves Says:
    September 23rd, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Who the fuck thought is was a good idea to have this perennial drunk give a speech?

  7. ed Says:
    September 23rd, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Heh. I guess she did, Randal.

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 23rd, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Jon – We can do both!

    Ed – How about “Speak (At Award Ceremonies) Drunk?”

    Randal – Philly politicians, I figure.

    Ed – Yeah. Her too.

  9. ed Says:
    September 23rd, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Aww Wyatt, don’t bother replying to my comment with any sort of serious / sincere points.

    I’m just goofing.

  10. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    September 23rd, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Kim Delaney has blurred her role on the show with real life.

    She was waiting for the director to yell “cut”.

    Did she stick her head in a lawn mower before she gave the speech?