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

(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?”

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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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