Is Bush’s Marriage in Trouble?

Last week the New York Times had an above-the-fold, front-page article that seemed to suggest that one of the Clintons is being unfaithful. Following the NYT’s lead, now the Globe has a cover story speculating about trouble in the Bush marriage.

It makes sense. George Bush is a spoiled, weak aristocrat who’s used to lying with impunity and getting his way no matter what. It must be frustrating for him now that America has tuned him out. It would be perfectly in character for him to start drinking again and losing his temper at the drop of the hat.

Of course, like the New York Times article this is nothing but rank speculation and gossip. I wonder if Chris Matthews will spend two hours on this story like he did on the Clintons.

Here is Media Matter’s overview of the Globe article:

BUSH MARRIAGE BREAKUP!

EXCLUSIVE!

SEPARATE LIVES IN THE WHITE HOUSE

* Nasty fights
* Booze problems
* Laura urges counseling

On Pages 20 and 21, the Globe announces “Bush and Laura’s 29-year marriage FALLS APART,” adding: “They barely talk to each other,” “[t]hey argue when they do speak,” and “[s]he’s afraid he’ll hit the bottle.” Quotes in the article attributed to “a longtime friend” include the assertion that “[w]hen the cameras aren’t on, they have nothing to do with one another,” and that “[f]or all practical purposes, they’ve broken up.” The “family friend” continues: “After their last fight over booze, they just stopped talking — period.” The Globe’s report that Laura Bush is concerned that President Bush may “hit the bottle” is reminiscent of a September 21, 2005, National Enquirer article about “Bush’s booze crisis,” which reported: “Faced with the biggest crisis of his political life, President Bush has hit the bottle again.”

36 Comments

  • Lisa
    June 8, 2006 - 9:27 am | Permalink

    Gee, I’ll see your “I didn’t have sexual relations with that woman” and raise you one “Iraq has Weapons of Mass Destruction.” Now, which lie has caused death? Which lie has damaged the world’s opinion of America? Which lie is the most harmful?

  • Jack
    June 9, 2006 - 11:53 am | Permalink

    I’m sorry to all you Bush haters…you must be mourning over Al-Zarzawi’s death. Don’t worry he’ll be taken care of by the virgins. Once again – sorry.

  • Muhammad
    June 11, 2006 - 11:04 am | Permalink

    My people laugh that your american president got blow jobs from young girl. ever since then the world has been laughing at you american people and american presidents.

    ALLAH

  • Angelina
    June 14, 2006 - 12:49 pm | Permalink

    There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.

    Frank Zappa

  • Beth
    June 20, 2006 - 4:31 am | Permalink

    I am so surprised that this is even being discussed as a real story! How many times have NORMAL people peeped at the Globe while waiting in line at the grocery store and LAUGHED because their stories are so outrageous! If ONE other reliable news outlet was reporting this MAYBE you could even speak about it.. But all this is stupid!
    Liberals get over it! You lost the house and the White House and they are not going back anytime soon! LMAO!

  • Madison
    June 20, 2006 - 5:28 am | Permalink

    You Bush worshippers have no sense of irony, much less a sense of humor. The entire Clinton impeachment had no more validity or credibility than the stories reported in the World Weekly News or the Globe.

    Reporting on this story from the Globe is our way of MOCKING you.

    Now do you get it??

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