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  •  Ted Kennedy (4.00)
    A). Is not the president
    B). Got help for his problem
    C). Does not deny the existence of his problem
    D). Did not just help kill a city, possibly as a result (direct or indirect) of his problem.

    "Is he drinking again?" is certainly a valid, legitimate question to ask, and has been debated on the internet (Google "George Bush drinking OR 'dry drunk'" for a few thousand relevant hits) for ages. Not to mention on this very site.

    "America has left the building." --Jeff Wells

    by Hastur on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 02:22:44 PM PDT

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    •  A) (none)
      Is the most important point on that list. NOLA not withstanding, the idea of an alcoholic with the authority to launch nuclear weapons scares the Hell out of me.

      Anyone who voted against the patriot act is too good for the Senate

      Feingold for President

      by Goldfish on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 03:38:10 PM PDT

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      •  Precedence (none)
        Weren't there other alki presnits?  Richard Nixon, toward the end there, certainly qualifies, IMHO.  Not to mention Pat, who wasn't president either...

        U.S. Grant.  Clearly...

        •  Yeah, Nixon was scary (none)
          whatever his problem was (alcohol or something else).

          So much so that some of his staff got together and made sure that the US military would have to get confirmation from someone else before obeying any orders to launch a nuclear strike.

          I am not in my own home, so I can't put my hands on the book this info is in, but it's a fairly well-known story.

          "America has left the building." --Jeff Wells

          by Hastur on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 05:32:24 PM PDT

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        •  Nixon (none)
          Wasn't an alcoholic. He went through a nervous break down (of which drinking was only one symptom). His behavior was so erratic, that at one point Nixon's chief of staff told the Joint Chiefs of Staff that they were to stand down if Nixon started giving them orders.

          Grant was an alcoholic, but he was President almost a full century before their were nuclear weapons, and at one of the lowest points for the power of the Presidency, so an analogy between him and a modern President would be flawed.

          Anyone who voted against the patriot act is too good for the Senate

          Feingold for President

          by Goldfish on Wed Sep 21, 2005 at 06:42:42 PM PDT

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