ABL wrote something below that reminded me of a seemingly forgotten nugget from those sepia-toned years way back in Bush junior’s first term. Did anyone else watch shrub’s live address after the New York blackout in 2003? Completely. Shitfaced. I mean beet-red, unable to frame a sentence in common English, needs help to and from the podium booze-clobbered. Not that there’s anything wrong with that; the guy was hosting a private fundraiser at the time and maybe that’s what it takes to reel in the big bucks. But definitely not the best approach when your main point is to reassure a frightened public that someone
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If anyone has a clip of the full address to upload to YouTube or something, that would be awesome. The networks all spliced their rebroadcasts into a series of five second snippets because, honest to god, the last thing Americans needed at the time was to know that the President is face down on tile gurgling vomit when that three AM phone call comes.