The National Enquirer has a hot new story about El Presidente El Jefe Jorge Bush hitting the booze again. Before you laugh about this posting based on The National Enquirer, ask yourself this: "How much real news do I get these days from the so-called respectable news media?"
That's what I thought: not much.
Salon.com even picked up on piece in The National Enquirer. Here's an excerpt:
What does it all mean? Who knows? The National Enquirer ain't exactly the New York Times, but it isn't the Weekly World News, either. As Slate's Jack Shafer wrote last year in a piece titled "I Believe the National Enquirer," the tabloid usually gets its facts straight, even if it teases them into the most sensational story possible. But even Shafer warned against reading too much into Enquirer stories built around anonymous quotes, as this one is.
There's only one named source in the Enquirer piece, and it's Justin Frank, the Washington psychiatrist who wrote "Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President." The Enquirer quotes Frank as saying, "I do think Bush is drinking again." But Frank has no firsthand knowledge of the matter, only supposition based on his own long-distance diagnosis and the same news the rest of us have seen. His conclusions lend a kind of "it makes sense to me" plausibility to the Bush-on-the-bottle story, but they're nothing that you could call proof. "Alcoholics who are not in any program, like the president, have a hard time when stress gets to be great," Frank says. "I think it's a concern that Bush disappears during times of stress. He spends so much time on his ranch [sic]. It's very frightening."Please. WHO is surprised that Dubya may be hitting the sauce again? His daughters and his brother's children are all a bunch of sloppy drunks. (You have to wonder about the mother, The Evil-Bar-Dog, don't you?) And who would be shocked if it is true. Yes, I know, the right-winger "Christians" will profess shock and I suppose many of them will be dumbfounded (emphasis here on "dumb").
Dubya was a boozer extraordinaire, but he "just quit" at age 40 or so. Yeah, right. No counseling, no therapy, just that Old-Time-Religion. Apparently, El Presidente doesn't believe in therapy. Not surpirsing, considering what a bunch of white trash he has for family. (Money does not alleviate white trash tendencies.) And besides, well, you know... only LIBERALS believe in that-there-therapy-stuff.
At any rate, the story in The National Enquirer says Laura found Dubya downing a shot at the Texas ranch and screamed, "Stop, George!"
Rosebud says, "Have another one, George!" I still believe that the country would be better off if Dubya began drinking again. It might wean him off his crazed-fanatical-voodo-religion.
And don't just take my word for it... here is a 2001 article from Salon.com that includes the observations of a recovered alcoholic.
Do I care? Am I putting down alcoholics and people with other substance abuse problems? No. Substance abuse is a horrible affliction. I am pissed off because this crowd--the oh-so-perfect moralizers--lie to us. These people would hang a poor black man who is addicted to crack because he stole a bottle of beer. Dubya, on the other hand, geta free pass--on everything.
America could not possibly be in any more danger than it is at present. Drink up, George!
From The National Enquirer:
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."
Photo: Dubya's World (you must check out this blog)