Diane was treating Election eve like New Years eve. Listening to her struggle to pronounce the phrase "exclamation point", it sounded as if she was saying it out half her mouth as a cosmo was going in the other half. The official excuse from ABC was "Diane had spent a number of long days and sleepless nights preparing for election night coverage and it had finally caught up with her". Diane would probably say "I never drunk nothing on the air and hey isn't George Step-on-noff-a-liz a cutie? Georgie likes to look all serious in his business man suit and tie but he's pinchable".