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What Was Bush Drinking With Those Pretzels?
President Bush passed out over the weekend while eating pretzels. He was watching a football game alone at the time. Afterward, Bush's doctor, Air Force Colonel Richard Tubb, examined the president and pronounced him fit. Tubb then speculated that the loss of consciousness could have been triggered by coughing brought on by choking on a pretzel.
I was thinking about the event. You know what goes really well with football and pretzels? Beer. You know what happens to people who drink too much beer? They pass out, often hitting their heads on the floor. I was wondering if during his examination, did Dr. Tubb check the president's blood alcohol level? And if he did, would the White House and the president's personal physician be willing to discuss it with the media?
We have a president who is an admitted alcohol abuser. He freely admits to having a drinking problem until age 40, after which he claims to have quit completely. Given the shiner on Dubya's left cheek and the unlikely explanation from his doctor, I wonder if that's true.
Most employers demand drug tests of their prospective employees before hiring them, and many demand random checks at the employer's discretion. I'm sure that the president, congressional Republicans, and all the conservatives who are going to write me with feigned outrage after reading this support employers on this issue. Shouldn't Americans, as Bush's employers, have the right to check up on a president's sobriety, especially one with an admitted drinking problem? You bet we should.
Passed out from a misdirected pretzel, huh? As far as I'm concerned, Dr. Tubb's explanation just doesn't pass the smell test. America should want to know if Bush's breath would have passed the smell test as well.
. . .The Angry Liberal
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