Balloon Boy dad Richard Heene gives baby beer and cigar, makes Nancy Grace even crazier than usual

The Balloon Boy story is the gift that keeps on giving thanks to paterfamilias Richard Heene's proclivity for recording every stupid thing he did -- or at least enough of them to keep the tabloid press quivering with censorious excitement for the foreseeable future. The latest exhibit: Nancy Grace getting hot and bothered by footage obtained by TMZ, in which Big Dick more or less offers an infant a cigar and a beer. Maybe he was just trying to train the lad to be Bill Clinton some day, but Nancy was appalled anyhow. "I was worried about switching the twins from formula to real milk," she hisses, "but that's a cold Miller Genuine Draft!"

Wow: That description kinda makes me thirsty.

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