Monday, November 24, 2008

One For the Road

US President George W. Bush drinks a traditional pisco sour. A source of national pride among party-loving Peruvians, the tart, frothy beverage that packs a punch has repeatedly taken center-stage at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum's gathering in the capital Lima.
See also, "Screw it. Ah'm off the wagon an' lovin' it.".

As the LLWL gang will attest, I've speculated many times before that George Bush has been off the wagon for some time. See, e.g., Playing Games and Cheers! After all, he doesn't have the internal fortitude to deal with the stresses of the serious issues that have confronted our country during his 8 years in office. The fact that he has so failed as a president -- and that he is so universally disliked at this point in time -- has to have taken a toll on a person with such little depth. The only way for someone like Bush to deal with his insecurities is to either act like a bully or to go sit in a corner & pout. He tried bully of the world & that didn't work too well. Now, as his term winds down, I'm sure he's drowning his sorrows with some bitters -- in the form of Pisco Sours.

As Down With Tyranny observes, Is Bush A Stinking Drunk Again?:
It speaks volumes about the character of George W. Bush that he's been hitting the bottle again. A few years ago Dr. Justin Frank, a Washington D.C. psychiatrist and author of Bush On The Couch: Inside The Mind Of The President warned everyone: 'I do think that Bush is drinking again. Alcoholics who are not in any program, like the President, have a hard time when stress gets to be great... I think it's a concern that Bush disappears during times of stress. He spends so much time on his ranch. It's very frightening.'
Down With Tyranny notes the dangers of Bush's irresponsible behavior and the dangers of a power vacuum with the myriad problems confronting the country. However, George Bush has been consistent in one thing throughout his life. He has failed at every venture he has ever attempted. His Presidency is just the most recent, with the most serious consequences of any of his endeavors. He's not capable of doing anything else. To expect otherwise is just to be disappointed and angered once again.

Luckily, Barack Obama & others are trying to get things in place, so that they could move forward on day one. It's the only chance we have to save the disaster that's facing us.

(Photo via AFP/Martin Bernetti, Yahoo! News Photos)

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