A recent story reports that the Bushling has been drinking again:

“Bush, who said he quit drinking the morning after his 40th birthday, has started boozing amid the Katrina catastrophe. Family sources have told how the 59-year-old president was caught by First Lady Laura downing a shot of booze at their family ranch in Crawford, Texas, when he learned of the hurricane disaster.His worried wife yelled at him: ‘Stop, George.’...”

While it’s easy to dismiss the National Enquirer, we ought to consider the following.

1.) Alcoholism is a chronic disease. As the article relates, the Bushling never went for therapy. It would be much more difficult to believe that he would NOT return to drinking! He attributes his miraculous cure from a very real disease to the strength of his Christian faith. However, his faith doesn’t seem strong enough to produce a moral conversion, as he remorselessly engages in lying, killing and torture. It seems that his religiosity, far from being curative, only aggravates his mental illnesses as well. We see here a picture of a very sick man in a most powerful position!

2.) Can there be a better explanation for his silence and absence during and after the destruction of New Orléans? Of course, he doesn’t know what to do in any emergency. However, Karl Rove does, if not for the sake of human life, but for political expediency. Undoubtedly, Turdblossom knew what was happening in New Orléans, just as much as you and I did. Had his client been in any way able, would Rove not arrange for an immediate press conference and a televised address to the nation? There must be some reason for Rove to avoid propping up Dubya with another bullhorn in front of a news camera. The Enquirer has the best explanation so far.

As frightening as it is, there are no surprises in this article. However, it becomes interesting when one considers the demographics of the National Enquirer’s readership and its rôle in informing their politics. They just might give up on voting, and go back to bowling instead.