Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Bush's drinking and drug use must be investigated

Bush's drinking and drug use must be investigated
Publisher, Capitol Hill Blue
Jan 3, 2006, 00:00

It is my belief that President George W. Bush is drinking again. Even worse, he may be mixing alcohol and anti-depressants -- a dangerous combination for anyone, let alone the so-called leader of the free world.

No, I don’t have any proof of this, just random events and comments from those who work in and around the Bush administration and who tell me the President has acted in ways that suggest the use of alcohol and drugs. I’m a recovering alcoholic (sober 11 years, six months and 24 days) and I’ve run across a lot of relapsed drinkers who show the same symptoms as the President, including:

• Blacking out while watching television alone;
• Slurred speech and stammering responses to simple questions;
• Anger and hostility in front of staff members;
• Unexplained bruises on his face;
• Trouble remembering recent events or comments.

During his trip to Mongolia last November, Bush openly sampled the local drink Airag, which is fermented milk with an alcohol content ranging from three to twelve percent. In other words, booze.

This was the same trip where Bush tried to evade reporters’ question by attempting to walk out a locked door and then turned sheepishly to the cameras and said he was “jet-lagged.” Some at the event said his stride was unsteady and his speech slurred....