Reports are surfacing that the 43rd President is struggling to deal with his dad’s bout of illness.
George W. Bush is allegedly struggling to deal with issues that his dad, George H.W. Bush has been consistently sick.
“George is severely broken up over his dad’s deteriorating health,” said a close family friend. “While the elder Bush tells everyone he’s not going anywhere, there’s a sad belief his days are numbered.”
The 88-year-old former president has been hospitalized twice within the past month being treated for bronchitis. Doctors at Houston’s Methodist Hospital gave the elder Bush antibiotics and steroids to ease his painful cough. He also suffers from a milder form of Parkinson’s disease which has him relying on a wheelchair or scooter for mobility.
Insiders say that George W. is back on the drinking wagon to ease his pain.
“And no one has taken it harder than ‘W.’ While he’s worked hard to maintain his sobriety, it’s no secret he’s severely depressed over the thought of losing his father and has knocked back a few drinks in recent weeks while at his ranch in Crawford, Texas,” reported an inside source
Family friends also revealed that the father-son relationship has been strained within recent years.
“You have to understand there are decades of unresolved issues between the two,” said the insider. “In recent years, George has also been rankled by his dad’s close friendship with Bill Clinton. They bonded as they traveled the world together as ex-presidents doing humanitarian work. ..and that always bothered ‘W’ because he never got along with his father that well.”
Now, friends say that George W. is eager than ever to connect with his father before it is too late.
“He’s just uncertain how to go about it and fears, at this stage, it may be too late,” said the insider. “In the meantime, no one wants to see him fall of the wagon for good.”
Politicians Say the Dumbest Stuff
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1. 1. Our enemies never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. Yep, George W. AP
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2. 2. Romney on immigration: The answer is self-deportation, which is people decide they can do better by going home. (AP)
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3. 3. Representative Todd Akin: Legitimate rapes rarely result in pregnancy. Huh? (Photo: AP)
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4. 4. Bachmann: I don't know where they're going to get all this money because we're running out of rich people in this country.
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5. 5. Rick Santorum on education: President Obama wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob! WHAT??? (AP)
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6. 6. George Dubya: "Do you have blacks, too?" he asked Brazilian President Fernando Cardoso in November of 2001. (AP)
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7. 7. Newt Gingrich in reference to the Occupy Wall Street protesters: 'Go get a job after you take a bath' (AP)
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8. 8. "If a US President ever lied to the American people he should resign." - Bill Clinton running for US Representative in 1974.
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9. 9. Arnold Schwarzenegger: I think gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman. (AP)
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10. 10. "You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test." George Bush in 2001 in Tennessee. (AP)
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11. 11. Michelle Bachmann: Lady Liberty and Sarah Palin are lit by the same torch. (AP)
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12. 12. "All of 'em, any of'em that have been in front of me over all these years. Palin unable to name a paper or mag she's read.
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13. 13. Dubya: Too many OB/GYN’s aren’t able to practice their love with women all across the country. (AP)
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14. 14. When I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale. - Bill Clinton
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15. 15. Mitt & Ann Romney, the family vacation: Our dog loved riding on top of the car in a crate for 12 hours (AP)
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16. 16. You Betcha! Sarah Palin: You can actually see Russia, from land, here in Alaska. (AP)
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