Inside Oliver Stone's Leaked Bush Biopic Script

Slate looks at some key W moments
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2008 4:40 PM CDT
U.S. film director Oliver Stone yawns as he arrives to a military base in Villavicencio, Colombia.   (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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(Newser) – The script for Oliver Stone’s biopic about George Bush has leaked to the press, and Juliet Lapidos picked through it to find some choice lines for Slate:

  • The future president’s proudest moment at Yale? Pouring “cheap vodka into a large garbage can” while another frat pledge “mixes in orange juice.”
  • The day after he turns 40, a hung-over Bush gives up on a jog: “Heart POUNDING in his chest. ... Then leans over, retching.”

  • Wooing a Texas belle, George W. says, “I’m as happy as a rabbit in a carrot patch with you.”
  • Advises Paul Wolfowitz to “think about trimmin’ those ear hairs.”
  • Reassuring Tony Blair about peace in post-invasion Iraq, Bush exclaims, “the last thing they’ll want’s ‘nother war ... they’re all Muslims anyway, (chuckling) and they gotta pray five times a day.”
  • The president drinks non-alcoholic beer while Dick Cheney snickers, “Anyone can go to Baghdad. Real men go to Tehran.”