That’s one way to say it

Here’s a doozy of a sentence from a nytimes article on “finding a candidate you’d like to have a beer with”:

And last year as her poll numbers were fading, Senator Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana attended a keg stand outside of a sporting event in Baton Rouge.

I have never in my life heard someone use any variation of the verb “attend” in connection with a keg stand.  A keg stand is something you do; it’s not something you attend.  And why write “sporting event”?  Ten seconds of googling reveals that it was an LSU football game.  Just say that.

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