Bush Recalls Boozy Hijinks

Saucy Dubya got himself into some drunken pickles
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2010 9:20 AM CDT
Former President George W. Bush waits for Game 3 of baseball's World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, in Arlington, Texas.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(Newser) – Before George W. Bush gave up alcohol, he enjoyed “a beer or two, or a martini, before dinner, bourbons, B&Bs”—and, combined with his “wise-ass” personality, it occasionally got him into some awkward social situations. In an interview with Matt Lauer airing Monday, Bush recalls a dinner party at his parents’ place in Maine in which he, “drunk at the dinner table,” asked a “beautiful” female friend of his parents, “What is sex like after 50?”

The table fell into “total silence,” and his wife and mother shot him “serious daggers,” he says. But the woman, to whom he later apologized, sent him a letter when he turned 50 reading, “Dear Governor, Well, what's the answer?” People reports. Bush tells Lauer he quit drinking at 40 because “it became a love and, therefore, began to compete for my love with my wife and my daughters.” Click here for another bizarre revelation from the interview.

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