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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:11 PM
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Bush: Book begins with decision to quit drinking
Source: AP

DALLAS

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."

Read more: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/entertainment/201...
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:14 PM
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1. Because.....
he can't remember anything before that.
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:15 PM
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3. bwwwwaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh *snort*
:rofl:
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:16 PM
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6. "I have twin daughters?"
was probably the first question he asked after he sobered up.
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 03:32 PM
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21. He probably just thought he was seeing double, as usual.
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 03:34 PM
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22. HA!!!
:rofl:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:14 PM
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2. WHAT decision to stop drinking?






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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 08:04 PM
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32. And then, there's this photo
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conspirator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-10 05:51 AM
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34. Putin: "Shit, this guy cannot handle a bottle of vodka" n/t
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:15 PM
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4. So, it starts about a week ago? n/t
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:17 PM
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7. Probably starts in 2024...
:-)
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:32 PM
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14. Starts last night at 3 am on the floor of the bathroom
and ends today at 1 in the afternoon when he wakes up. x(
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:16 PM
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5. (unindicted) War criminal. There...a definitive conclusion.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:17 PM
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8. So, HE'S doing the analysis?
Hoo-boy. :banghead:
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LakeSamish706 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:22 PM
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9. Loser, always was a loser, always will be a loser and unfortunately we the people
of the world got caught up in he and Cheney's cross hairs.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:26 PM
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10. Decision Points
Bullshit.

He didn't give up drinking.

Do we really believe the story about eating the pretzel and falling off the chair?

Do we really believe the account of the bike accident?

All you had to do was take a look at him when he was giving a speech. Most of the time he looked like crap. With all the makeup and special lighting, they still couldn't conceal it.

I still think the two girls have someone else for a father. Bush has never done anything correctly in his whole life, I'm sure he didn't help conceive those girls.
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lutefisk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-10 09:48 AM
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36. I agree, except for the last point about his daughters
Of course he never quit drinking, but those are his kids. The fake teacher one looks just like him.
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Andy823 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:26 PM
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11. Bull..
Edited on Tue May-25-10 01:27 PM by Andy823
I am have been clean and sober for 25 years come this October, I have worked with alcoholics, have a degree in chemical dependancy counseling, and from what I saw of Bush, he never stopped! If he did stop drinking he was on something else! The pictures in another post here make it pretty clear, along with all the "accidents" he had, that the man is nothing more than liar! I am sure it won't be the only lie in his book!
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:28 PM
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12. He was and still is a puppet
of his father and his father's friends.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:29 PM
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13. Decision Pints - A heart to heart with Johnny Walker, Jack Daniels, and Joe Seagram nt
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:35 PM
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15. "I want to put you in my position." Ugh, that conjures up a horrifying image.
I don't even want to describe it.
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zumba da geek Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:36 PM
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16. Quit drinking or quit thinking
Probably the latter. Dont think he ever really quit drinking.
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:48 PM
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17. He quit drinking
Like Bill Clinton quit cheating. LOL! Only Bill wasn't as obvious.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:48 PM
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18. You HAVE to be dumber than the shrub to believe he stopped drinking.
He was fucking wasted the entire time he was squatting in the White House and he's even MORE wasted now!

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christx30 Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 01:51 PM
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19. Bush: Book begins with decision to quit drinking
decision found to be unfeasible and abandoned 3 pages later.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 02:18 PM
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20. That'll be the shortest book in history.
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arbusto_baboso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 03:36 PM
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23. So it's a work of fiction then.
Thanks for posting this. Saves me the trouble of reading it.

What a waste of trees!
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 03:45 PM
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24. Just as his entire life is a lie, so is his bio
probably the most amoral man ever in public life.
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 03:57 PM
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25. tabloids report Pickles is seeking divorce
that she can't stand living a lie.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 04:02 PM
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26. So the book doesn't start with his decision to go AWOL?
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lutefisk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-10 09:54 AM
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37. Another "Decision Point"- it was between TANG and COKE
Easy choice for a lazy, rich boy psychopath.
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benld74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 06:03 PM
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27. I CALL MAJOR B*LLSH*T! EFFIN useless mought breather!!!1
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 06:16 PM
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28. Even the title of the book is a lie.
The idiot did not make one decision during his tenure as puppet-in-chief.
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activa8tr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 06:25 PM
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29. Unfortunately, there is no one to confirm he has EVER quit drinking, but
Edited on Tue May-25-10 06:25 PM by activa8tr
any drunk CAN AND DOES make a decision to stop drinking, just about every drunken night and morning after.

Bush never sought treatment, never attended AA, never made proper amends as the 12-step program would demand.

He simply quit one day, and a few years later he was President of the USA. Nice fantasy, would make a good children's story.

But I prefer Jack and the Beanstalk. FEE FI FO FUM!
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 06:46 PM
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30. '..."I want to put you in my position."...'
Now that is just so far beyond my imagination. Creep!
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 06:54 PM
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31. How many years had he been clean and sober at the time of
the Olympic Games in Beijing? Because he looked loaded to me. Pickles seemed not to notice. I'm pretty sure that takes a lot of practice.
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Arrowhead2k1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-10 08:14 PM
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33. And we are still suffering from the reign of that brain damaged alcoholic president. nt
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Strelnikov_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-10 09:08 AM
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35. Too bad. Sounds like he was a hell of a lot better rounder than a politician.
A autobiography about his partying days would probably be a lot more interesting, kinda like a chicken-fried "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas".
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