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Diane Sawyer: Drunk on Election Night?

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Diane Sawyer: Drunk, or totally drunk?

Diane Sawyer was either really, really tired or really, really under the influence during ABC News' election coverage on Tuesday night.

Let's face it: we were all over it by the time the election results rolled in on Tuesday night. The long, negative election season definitely took its toll on newscasters, too, judging from veteran newswoman Diane Sawyer's barely coherent commentary on Tuesday night.

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Rumors started soon after ABC's live coverage began on Tuesday night, mostly because Sawyer acted, well, drunk. She was loud, a bit obnoxious and asked for music at one point.

"OK," she said later in the evening, "I wanna — can we have our music, because this is another big one here? Minnesota, we're ready to project Minnesota, rrright now... Well, tonight we know that President Barack has won Minnesota."

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See? She basically acted like we all do when we're out on a Friday night with friends. Oh, and she also called our newly re-elected president "Barack Orama" once. So yeah, something was up.

Twitter users fell all over themselves to comment on her apparent inebriation.

"And Diane Sawyer declares tonight's winner is... chardonnay!" the band They Might Be Giants tweeted.

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"Diane sawyer is drunk. on america. no, really, i think she is drunk," another tweeted.

And, of course, someone created a joke Twitter account.

"im not drunk u gusys r dunk," @drnkdianesawyer tweeted. "hey guys wh o won i fell aslee?p."

The party wasn't over after Obama won, either.

"still partying," read a tweet sent on Wednesday morning.

Sawyer is a good sport about everything. Drunk or not Tuesday night, she seemed sober and in on the joke on Wednesday morning.

"Read your tweets the good, bad, and the funny. See you on @ABCWorldNews," she tweeted.

Never change, Diane.

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