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Bush: Book begins with decision to quit drinking
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George W. Bush said Tuesday that his upcoming book begins with an anecdote about his wife convincing him to give up drinking.

Bush said "Decision Points," due for release in November, opens with Laura Bush pushing the former president to decide whether he preferred drinking to fatherhood, and him questioning whether he loved booze more than his wife.

He said he realized he had an addictive personality and quit drinking cold turkey.


Bush said the book is less autobiography and more an analysis of key decisions in his life, both before and after he was elected president. Topics will include the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the troop surge in Iraq, his responses to terrorists attacks and Hurricane Katrina and the financial meltdown.

He said he hopes the book will be a tool for historians evaluating his presidency.

"I don't think you can come to a definitive conclusion about a presidency until the passage of time," Bush said. "I want to put you in my position."

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  -Bush: Book begins with decision to quit drinking sabra  May-25-10 01:11 PM   #0 
  - Because.....  madmax   May-25-10 01:14 PM   #1 
  - bwwwwaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh *snort*  Kerrytravelers   May-25-10 01:15 PM   #3 
  - "I have twin daughters?"  krispos42   May-25-10 01:16 PM   #6 
  - He probably just thought he was seeing double, as usual.  smirkymonkey   May-25-10 03:32 PM   #21 
  - HA!!!  Robb   May-25-10 03:34 PM   #22 
  - WHAT decision to stop drinking?  Ian David   May-25-10 01:14 PM   #2 
  - And then, there's this photo  Art_from_Ark   May-25-10 08:04 PM   #32 
     - Putin: "Shit, this guy cannot handle a bottle of vodka" n/t  conspirator   May-26-10 05:51 AM   #34 
  - So, it starts about a week ago? n/t  joeybee12   May-25-10 01:15 PM   #4 
  - Probably starts in 2024...  krispos42   May-25-10 01:17 PM   #7 
  - Starts last night at 3 am on the floor of the bathroom  XemaSab   May-25-10 01:32 PM   #14 
  - (unindicted) War criminal. There...a definitive conclusion.  Solly Mack   May-25-10 01:16 PM   #5 
  - So, HE'S doing the analysis?  louis-t   May-25-10 01:17 PM   #8 
  - Loser, always was a loser, always will be a loser and unfortunately we the people  LakeSamish706   May-25-10 01:22 PM   #9 
  - Decision Points  AndyA   May-25-10 01:26 PM   #10 
  - I agree, except for the last point about his daughters  lutefisk   May-26-10 09:48 AM   #36 
  - Bull..  Andy823   May-25-10 01:26 PM   #11 
  - He was and still is a puppet  Angry Dragon   May-25-10 01:28 PM   #12 
  - Decision Pints - A heart to heart with Johnny Walker, Jack Daniels, and Joe Seagram nt  Xipe Totec   May-25-10 01:29 PM   #13 
  - "I want to put you in my position." Ugh, that conjures up a horrifying image.  truthisfreedom   May-25-10 01:35 PM   #15 
  - Quit drinking or quit thinking  zumba da geek   May-25-10 01:36 PM   #16 
  - He quit drinking  Politicalboi   May-25-10 01:48 PM   #17 
  - You HAVE to be dumber than the shrub to believe he stopped drinking.  HopeHoops   May-25-10 01:48 PM   #18 
  - Bush: Book begins with decision to quit drinking  christx30   May-25-10 01:51 PM   #19 
  - That'll be the shortest book in history.  sinkingfeeling   May-25-10 02:18 PM   #20 
  - So it's a work of fiction then.  arbusto_baboso   May-25-10 03:36 PM   #23 
  - Just as his entire life is a lie, so is his bio  Doctor_J   May-25-10 03:45 PM   #24 
  - tabloids report Pickles is seeking divorce  WhiteTara   May-25-10 03:57 PM   #25 
  - So the book doesn't start with his decision to go AWOL?  chelsea0011   May-25-10 04:02 PM   #26 
  - Another "Decision Point"- it was between TANG and COKE  lutefisk   May-26-10 09:54 AM   #37 
  - I CALL MAJOR B*LLSH*T! EFFIN useless mought breather!!!1  benld74   May-25-10 06:03 PM   #27 
  - Even the title of the book is a lie.  tabasco   May-25-10 06:16 PM   #28 
  - Unfortunately, there is no one to confirm he has EVER quit drinking, but  activa8tr   May-25-10 06:25 PM   #29 
  - '..."I want to put you in my position."...'  xxqqqzme   May-25-10 06:46 PM   #30 
  - How many years had he been clean and sober at the time of  yellerpup   May-25-10 06:54 PM   #31 
  - And we are still suffering from the reign of that brain damaged alcoholic president. nt  Arrowhead2k1   May-25-10 08:14 PM   #33 
  - Too bad. Sounds like he was a hell of a lot better rounder than a politician.  Strelnikov_   May-26-10 09:08 AM   #35 

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