Bush's Drinking (Again)
The WP's Dan Froomkin evinces some concern today for President Bush's place on the wagon. Apparently, at last week's off-the-record shin-dig with the scribes, Bush drank a non-alcoholic beer. Ding ding ding! Frets Froomkin, "many if not most recovering alcoholics avoid non-alcoholic beers because they do contain some alcohol, and may in some cases trigger a relapse of drinking." Now, it may be true that drinking non-alcoholic beer can lead to a relapse (which is why we stick to gin), but did we miss a car in the logic train? Bush may not drink alcohol any more, but he's never said he was an alcoholic. What he's said is that "When I was young and foolish, I was young and foolish." Unfortunately, that's where he's had the relapse.
Bush's Beer [WP]