Was Bush Too Hung Over to Work at G8 Summit?

The AP has a story online with the title “Illness Sidelines Bush at G8 Summit,” running alongside a photo of Pres. Bush relaxing yesterday with an amber-colored German beverage.

As is usual with our liberal media, we are left to put two and two together and draw our own conclusions, so here goes:

The president was already dressed when he began feeling ill in the morning, White House counselor Dan Bartlett said. He said doctors are keeping an eye on him but that Bush’s illness — whether a stomach virus, a light touch of food poisoning or something else — is “not serious.”

He stayed in bed to try to rest and recuperate, missing the morning session of the summit being held here of eight industrialized democracies.

Hey, it’s happened to the best of us — except most of us don’t officially claim to have been alcohol-free for the past 20 years old when we are afflicted by a hangover.

At last year’s G8, Bush went on a tear, behaving like he was at a frat party. He was caught on tape talking shit (literally) around a mouthful of food about the Syrians with Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair. He gave the German leader Angela Merkel a bizarre surprise back rub — and he informed the leader of China that he was aware that China and Russia were both big countries.

Bush claims that he quit drinking in 1987, on his 40th birthday, after he says he received an ultimatum from his wife, Laura, who told him, It’s Jim Beam or me.” (She has denied saying this.)

But in 1992, six years later, he was caught on tape quite drunk at a wedding. (See sidebar.) And there have been rumors lately that the First Lady has decamped on occasion to local hotels, and that she plans to divorce him after he leaves office. There is speculation that Bush’s return to boozing has driven a wedge between them.

Even if there was video of Bush puking in the bushes in Germany yesterday, the White House would never admit that the president got drunk and then was sidelined from the conference today because he over-indulged. It’s a moot point in any case because even if the media types who cover the president saw evidence that he’d been drinking, they would not dare to ask if it were true.


  • glenda smith
    June 8, 2007 - 10:06 am | Permalink

    the whole republican party is drunk. tehy have no feelings and anyone that knows the disease of addiction, the bush’s live in deniel of any flaws, for the middle class and below we would be DRUNKS, OR ADDICTS. FOR THEM ????THE SHAPE OF OUR GOVERNMENT IS THAT OF A FAMILY TORN )APART BY ALCOHOL, DICK CHENY AND WIFE LOOK LIKE TOTAL DRUNKS. GB IS A SICK MAN ALRIGHT!

  • June 8, 2007 - 10:29 am | Permalink

    Bush is probably hung over, but I was hoping Putin slipped him a little polonium.

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  • June 8, 2007 - 12:07 pm | Permalink

    A “borracho seco” Bush has been a real asshole. A “drunken” Bush would in most things probable be an inprovement over the “sober” variety.

    On the other hand, the thought of a “drunken” Bush’s finger on the red button conected to all those nuclear ICBMs is just a little bit scary–it might press it just to see if it really works.

  • Vicki
    June 8, 2007 - 5:14 pm | Permalink

    It just proves that the phoney persona of Bush as being of high moral integrity has fallen away leaving the real oaf with no good qualities at all.

  • Francis
    June 8, 2007 - 8:08 pm | Permalink

    Hey, haven’t any of you people had a bad reaction to the live yeast in German beer? It can give you an unbelievable case of flatulence– we’re talking about multiple emissions every 30 seconds or so for an underdeterminate amount of time. This is followed by continual diarrhea that can last for hours. If poor George’s gut was sensitive to live yeast, he was in a world of hurt– and not the hangover type. Now, give the media guys a break, exactly how are they supposed to write about that?

  • June 9, 2007 - 3:01 am | Permalink

    Junior must be in a serious “I- don’t-give-a-shit” mood these days. Why the hell would he drink a beer while in public?

  • June 9, 2007 - 4:01 am | Permalink

    While drunkenness from America’s first drunk driving convict to become president is one explanation, Bush may be experiencing an antabuse reaction. Bush is a moral weakling incapable of self-discipline, so an antabuse prescription to try to keep him sober is a likely factor.

  • Craig
    June 9, 2007 - 5:43 am | Permalink

    Maybe it’s a good time for an intervention before this drunken fool gets us all killed. Ask yourself would you continue to ride in a car driven by a drunk fool?

  • Vanessa Scott
    June 9, 2007 - 11:48 am | Permalink

    Who’s going to put Bush the President Of The United States back into the wagon(smile)

  • ED Weiland
    June 9, 2007 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Dubya’s a loser, a boozer abuser, a chooser who uses booze to excuses his bouts of blues and the way he views bad news as good as any denier and
    liar would be expected to do. So what else is new from G. Dubbullyou?

  • Pat Williams
    June 9, 2007 - 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Hungover or not, it’s best that Bush stays out of the meetings. The man’s a fruitcake along with most of his retinue. If and when he does show up, I guarantee he will only make things worse. My only comfort is that this national disgrace was put into office by fraudent methods. We never elected him. We elected Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004.

  • carlos
    June 10, 2007 - 12:42 am | Permalink

    our whole country is drunk with the selfish and ignorant we are all too busy with Britney spears and paris hilton that is why bush is president hopefully this kick to face we the middle class have received at the hands of the bush regime will wake us
    up from this hypnotic stupor we are under.

  • thomas
    June 11, 2007 - 7:51 am | Permalink

    Hate to say it but that looks a lot like a Kaliber.

  • Kaminatter
    June 12, 2007 - 7:36 am | Permalink
  • Belton
    June 15, 2007 - 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Here is a better test.

    Would a democrat vote for this guy?


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