I Wonder If This Is True  

MissAnnThrope 56F
11679 posts
9/24/2005 2:57 pm

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7/29/2006 9:37 pm

I Wonder If This Is True

A friend lead me to this, thinking it was quite amusing. OK, the source is the National Enquirer. So I'm sure it's to be taken with a grain of salt. Or the entire shaker. I do wonder if there is a grain of truth. I mean, the Smoking Gun website does have video of Bush completely tanked at a wedding, from years after he supposedly stopped drinking. As a matter of fact, the picture is from that wedding. So, for your enjoyment, I bring you this.

BUSH'S BOOZE CRISIS

By JENNIFER LUCE and DON GENTILE

Faced with the biggest crisis of his political life, President Bush has hit the bottle again, The National Enquirer can reveal.

Bush, who said he quit drinking the morning after his 40th birthday, has started boozing amid the Katrina catastrophe.

Family sources have told how the 59-year-old president was caught by First Lady Laura downing a shot of booze at their family ranch in Crawford, Texas, when he learned of the hurricane disaster.

His worried wife yelled at him: "Stop, George."

Following the shocking incident, disclosed here for the first time, Laura privately warned her husband against "falling off the wagon" and vowed to travel with him more often so that she can keep an eye on Dubya, the sources add.

"When the levees broke in New Orleans, it apparently made him reach for a shot," said one insider. "He poured himself a Texas-sized shot of straight whiskey and tossed it back. The First Lady was shocked and shouted: "Stop George!"

"Laura gave him an ultimatum before, 'It's Jim Beam or me.' She doesn't want to replay that nightmare – especially now when it's such tough going for her husband."

Bush is under the worst pressure of his two terms in office and his popularity is near an all-time low. The handling of the Katrina crisis and troop losses in Iraq have fueled public discontent and pushed Bush back to drink.

A Washington source said: "The sad fact is that he has been sneaking drinks for weeks now. Laura may have only just caught him – but the word is his drinking has been going on for a while in the capital. He's been in a pressure cooker for months.

"The war in Iraq, the loss of American lives, has deeply affected him. He takes every soldier's life personally. It has left him emotionally drained.

The result is he's taking drinks here and there, likely in private, to cope. "And now with the worst domestic crisis in his administration over Katrina, you pray his drinking doesn't go out of control."

Another source said: "I'm only surprised to hear that he hadn't taken a shot sooner. Before Katrina, he was at his wit's end. I've known him for years. He's been a good ol' Texas boy forever. George had a drinking problem for years that most professionals would say needed therapy. He doesn't believe in it [therapy], he never got it. He drank his way through his youth, through college and well into his thirties. Everyone's drinking around him."

Another source said: "A family member told me they fear George is 'falling apart.' The First Lady has been assigned the job of gatekeeper." Bush's history of drinking dates back to his youth. Speaking of his time as a young man in the National Guard, he has said: "One thing I remember, and I'm most proud of, is my drinking and partying. Those were the days my friends. Those were the good old days!"

Age 26 in 1972, he reportedly rounded off a night's boozing with his 16-year-old brother Marvin by challenging his father to a fight.

On November 1, 2000, on the eve of his first presidential election, Bush acknowledged that in 1976 he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol near his parents' home in Maine. Age 30 at the time, Bush pleaded guilty and paid a $150 fine. His driving privileges were temporarily suspended in Maine.

"I'm not proud of that," he said. "I made some mistakes. I occasionally drank too much, and I did that night. I learned my lesson." In another interview around that time, he said: "Well, I don't think I had an addiction. You know it's hard for me to say. I've had friends who were, you know, very addicted... and they required hitting bottom (to start) going to AA. I don't think that was my case."

During his 2000 presidential campaign, there were also persistent questions about past cocaine use. Eventually Bush denied using cocaine after 1992, then quickly extended the cocaine-free period back to 1974, when he was 28.

Dr. Justin Frank, a Washington D.C. psychiatrist and author of Bush On The Couch: Inside The Mind Of The President, told The National Enquirer: "I do think that Bush is drinking again. Alcoholics who are not in any program, like the President, have a hard time when stress gets to be great.

"I think it's a concern that Bush disappears during times of stress. He spends so much time on his ranch. It's very frightening."

So, what do you all think?


digdug41 49M

9/24/2005 8:36 pm

Msann that says alot to me and I would'nt put it past him to be sluggin back a few he's got alot on his head and if he is drinking then god help us all,to hell in a handbasket is where we're headed

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vengeur 41M
836 posts
9/24/2005 9:40 pm

In the 1992 and 1996 presidential election campaigns, there never were any "persistent questions" from the Clinton-sycophant media about Bill's Clinton's past cocaine use, not to mention his cocaine usage throughout his presidency. During the entirety of the 1990's, from his first presidential bid until his last day in office, it's not as if there was not an abundance of evidence to demonstrate Bill Clinton's penchant for "skiing".

For example, if the Clinton-sycophant media had bothered checking, they would have reported on Bill Clinton's visit to the University of Arkansas Medical Center for a cocaine overdose in 1980. This is the principal reason why his medical records have never been released to this day. Then there's the Hot Springs, Arkansas police tape recording of Billy-Carter-like "first brother" Roger Clinton, during a cocaine transaction which he is conducting. On this tape, Roger says, "Got to get some for my brother. He's got a nose like a vacuum cleaner."

Double-standards, anyone?


bardicman 50M

9/25/2005 11:24 am

MissAnn, I love you baby but I am a Bush supporter. I will not condone his actions if he is having a nip or two and if he throws a big ass drunk, with everythink on his mind right now, would any of us really blame him? (I know quite a few would) If he slid into the alcoholism again though I would be on the front line of the Impeachment parades. Our president is nothing more than a human. He is the same as you and I.
I do love your blogs though.



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justsayhi2005 51F

9/25/2005 8:51 pm

this just reminded me of a conversation I had with a co-worker the other day about how even George Bush Senior prefers to be seen in public with Bill Clinton these days than with his own goofy son


vengeur 41M
836 posts
9/29/2005 6:49 pm

justsayhi2005,

Being that Bill Clinton is a self-obsessed media attention whore, it is he who has glommed on to the former president Bush's public appearances, and the elder Bush is one who has been gracious enough to allow Bill Clinton to share share his limelight.


scarzack 55M
1080 posts
10/10/2005 11:14 am

He lives in a different world. I am glad to hear he is one of us. I do wish he would turn the death pit over to Syria and get our troops out of there.


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