Have a look - the Veep says outright twice that no one was drinking on this hunting adventure - which sounds more like a roving party akin to the killing of wide swaths of buffalo by train that occured near the turn of the last century. But he fingers himself by admitting he had one beer at lunch. Does that fit the definition of "not drinking?" Nope. Not in my book either:
Q Was anybody drinking in this party?
THE VICE PRESIDENT: No. You don't hunt with people who drink. That's not a good idea. We had --
Q So he wasn't, and you weren't?
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Correct. We'd taken a break at lunch -- go down under an old -- ancient oak tree there on the place, and have a barbecue. I had a beer at lunch. After lunch we take a break, go back to ranch headquarters. Then we took about an hour-long tour of ranch, with a ranch hand driving the vehicle, looking at game. We didn't go back into the field to hunt quail until about, oh, sometime after 3:00 p.m.
The five of us who were in that party were together all afternoon. Nobody was drinking, nobody was under the influence.