Just found this link, hidden on Talking Points Memo--we'll call it "Scenes of Delusion."
. . . The president told ABC News he quit drinking over 20 years ago --
"I had too much to drink one night, and the next day I didn't have any,"
Bush said. "The next day I decided to quit and I haven't had a drink since
"And you did it just cold turkey?" asked Raddatz.
"I'm a better man for it," Bush said.
Allow me to interrupt, disgusted readers. At this point, wouldn't a good journalist ask, "what about the cocaine?"
Back to the "interview". . .
Again, pardon my interruption, but that ridiculous sentence construction sure makes him seem drunk. Maybe it's just me. Anyhoo, back to the "interview:"
The president said his alcohol problem wasn't severe, but said he still had
a hard time quitting.
"I wasn't a knee-walking drunk," Bush said. "It's a difficult thing to do, which is to kick an addiction."
. . . Bush said in his case, he made the decision to quit when he realized drinking was interfering with his family.Yes, he just said the two affections alcohol competed with were his family and his exercise. I'm reminded of Condi, upon finding out on the news (!!!) that Hamas had won the elections in the Middle East; she went back to her exercising. Why not? It's not like she was an important leader or anything.
"Alcohol can compete with your affections. It sure did in my case," Bush
said, "affections with your family, or affections for exercise."
Sometimes you just gotta read this stuff and laugh. Or throw up. You decide.