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Old 09-22-2005, 04:34 AM   #1
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"My name is George W"

Actually it would be "George B"

does he need to go AA?



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BUSH'S BOOZE CRISIS

By JENNIFER LUCE and DON GENTILE



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.
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What is the source of this story?

Ordinarily I'd be well up for a bout of Bush bashing but I tend to be sceptical of various un-named sources mouthing off.
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a weak source, i admit

i pulled it off of drudge . com
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um...yeah I believe that for a sec.

Drudge.com is crap, the real sight is drudgereport.com
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I believe it's going to be in the Enquirer. The Enquirer is actually accurate once in a while, but who knows about this one. I can't put too much stock in it.

That's one thing I would never "pick on" him about though, alcoholism is an awful thing to deal with. I have always admired how he quit drinking and how he is open about that issue.
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You wonder why a newspaper reports a kissing fine in India, yet you post this?

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I believe it's going to be in the Enquirer. The Enquirer is actually accurate once in a while, but who knows about this one. I can't put too much stock in it.

That's one thing I would never "pick on" him about though, alcoholism is an awful thing to deal with. I have always admired how he quit drinking and how he is open about that issue.
I would hate to think that someone would possibly be happy if he has indeed started to drink again.

I would not wish it on anyone. Political opponent or not.
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I don't believe a word of it.
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The absolutely horrendous journalism (seriously, this piece looks like an 11th grader wrote it for a Current Events class) tipped me off that this may not be true. Reading further, I'm now convinced of it.

He may have gone back to drinking, and I can't say I would blame him if I was in a similar situation.
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I pretty much agree with many of the replys here.

my bed time is around 10:30 pm

I should not post new threads at 1:30 AM


drinking or not is personal business
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drinking or not is personal business
Then I won't ask how many you'd had.
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drinking or not is personal business
I agree the article doesn't sound legit, but I disagree with it being personal business. Having an addict back on the sauce as a President should be everyone's concern.
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Then I won't ask how many you'd had.
come over

And I will slow down your gyrating hips
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Yes of course it is definitely a cause for concern if he is drinking again. How many Presidents allegedly had drinking and/or drug problems? There are plenty of rumors. I don't know how much if anything has been proven about any of them.
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