Moore writes, "Weeks into a progressive drunk, Macdonald once horrified an election crowd by vomiting on the stage when he got up to answer his opponent - and then won them back by saying, 'I don't know how it is, but every time I hear Mr. Jones speak it turns my stomach.'"
Andrew Hutchinson places Macdonald's penchant for the bottle in the context of legendary big-drinkers. In the interesting medium of encaustic, the colourization of beeswax, Hutchinson has completed a whole series of fun and flippant Canadian historical portraits. The encaustic paintings are 1 meter wide and nearly 1.5 meters high. Check out Hutchinson's work at his website.