Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Does "W" stand for "wasted"?

Bush with big cut on his face
It's symmetrical: Bush cuts brush; brush cuts Bush.

President Bush is often described as a "dry drunk", an alcoholic who has stopped drinking, but whose mind still travels in ruts eroded by booze. Dry drunk behavior is characterized by
  • Grandiose behavior
  • Pomposity
  • Exaggerated self-importance
  • A rigidly judgmental outlook
  • Impatience
  • Childish behavior
  • Irresponsible behavior
  • Irrational rationalization
  • Projection
  • Overreaction
That sounds just like our Fearless Leader, doesn't it?

But at Bottle of Blog, Ricky suggests that Bush isn't so dry. The president recently appeared with yet another facial injury, a cut on his face from clearing brush. Ricky reminisces:

when I was in college, it wasn't unusual for me and my friends to cut and clear so much "brush" that, by the next day, we couldn't even remember where we cut that brush.

Sometimes, we'd wind up, in the early hours of the morning, holding onto a toilet, just vomiting up all the "brush" we had "cut". That's called "clearing" "brush", I guess.

And he points out that

there are only two kinds of grownups in modern American life who show up in public with as many contusions, lacerations, and bruises on their faces on such a regular basis as George W. Bush:

1. Prizefighters; and

2. Falling down drunks.

He makes a case that's all too convincing.


Blogger Douglas Hoffman said...

Yeah -- it makes far too much sense.

12:14 AM  

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