The national media should be asking is President Bush drinking again
. We should all be asking.
Questions about whether Bush did or did not take a physical 30 years ago or used cocaine when his dad was president don't matter to most people, but if he is drinking and getting drunk regularly, we all have a right to be very worried.
There is a lot to make one suspicious. Are his facial injuries in the last year really due to mountain bike accidents or to getting falling down drunk? Do we have an alcoholic making life and death decisions in the war on terror? Is it Texas swagger or drunken stagger?
In addition to the facial injuries, there's the incident when he was found passed out on the floor at the White House because he has "choked on a pretzel." There is the slurring of words and his confusion over simple concepts such as tribal sovereignty. How about falling off the scooter or dropping the little dog? Is he a klutz and an idiot, or just drunk?
Someone has to know, has to have seen him. I've seen the photo of him with a beer at the G-8 summit. Why can't some reporter ask Chirac or Gerhard Schroeder, or members of their staffs? At least Carl Rove can't threaten their jobs. I've seen the wedding video. There must be more proof out there if some reporter would just look for it, or at least start asking the question publically.
Bush's drinking is an "open secret" in Washington, yet Newsweek runs a profile highlighting his alleged sobriety as a demonstration of his will and determination.
All those weeks and weeks spent in Crawford away from the press and public eye on a regular basis. Why? Especially with a war going on.
We have all read that Bush runs a rigorously punctual White House. He starts meetings with legislators right on time even when members of the Congress are running late. But he will keep heads of state waiting for hours because he is "praying" with someone. Praying or trying to sober up?
This war has been one rash decision after another. Are they being made by a drunkard?
There are official "explanations" for each of these, but taken together a much simpler reason which accounts for all of the facts and which is completely consistent with his past is booze.
Do we have a drunk in the White House? Is a man crippled by chemical dependency in charge of our national security?
I want to know. We all need to know. The national media must start asking this question. And if they don't, perhaps some 527 out there could start running ads asking this question. It is vital that we all know the truth. Our survival may depend on it. Good men and women are dying every day in Iraq. I can't think about them without thinking about their families, especially the ones with young children. It makes me cry. We all owe it to them to find out the truth about the "commander-and-chief."
So break out the lists of email addresses and press contacts so I can start asking these questions before it is too late again.