Seems to me that it, like most people on here have said, doesn't really matter if he is getting drunk while at the Olympics. Why not? I bet half the
people there, if not more, were drunk and/or drinking.
The only problem I see is this: While it is acceptable for the general joes to act this way, the President of the United States should not publicly
express himself this way.
I have absolutely no issues with drug use, for the most part, of any kind. This is because drugs are by large a personal choice and rarely have a
direct impact on others as great as the effect on the individual experiencing the drug. Granted, people can become "dangerous" while on drugs.
Dangerous in the sense that they may become angry and violent, certainly, but I'm referring to the inability to think/act coherently.
It is illegal to consume alcohol and drive a car or plane. It should, if nothing else, be tabboo for a publicly elected official to behave exceedingly
intoxicated in public.
In many, many ways we the People have given up the driver's seat of the Global Bus. On various levels, we the people have very little control over
Global policy and events (whether we just don't excercise it, and why would be a different thread). In this state, the state of offering up our
freedom to choose to an elected official, we must be certain that the individual driving is capable of maneuvering the National vehicle without
getting us all killed or maimed.
I trust my government to make wise, informed decisions based from a sense of clarity and understanding. A drunk man can rarely accomplish this. So,
IMHO, George Bush should not behave exceedingly drunk in public, because we have given to him that fundamental trust that is granted to a government
by it's people. Excessive drunken behavior calls that placed trust into question.
I personally don't want a drugged up and/or drunk bus driver.
As far as the pics being authentic in the sense that they actually depict an extremely drunk Shrubbery, who can say. A video would be nice.
I do know that I have done some stupid things sober before, like wrecking my car
So to automatically assume that a scraped arm and tired face
equals drunk seems to be a bit of a step. Though it is funny to see three Secret Servce guys trying to hold him up