Why is it that Bush supporters are so willing to ignore his earlier behavior? Poor grades, a spotty work history, drunk driving episodes, lots of preferential treatment by folks in high places. If we do locate illegitimate children, how will the faithful react?
Who will figure this out for us? Mainstream newspapers? Left-wing publications? Fellow bloggers? The FBI? The CIA, once headed by our subject's father? Why hasn't this come up before? Has it? I'm a librarian, and I haven't found much about it. If it's out there, how deep is it buried?
I learned quite a bit from Bill Clinton's impeachment. The big take-home message was that the sex life of the president is a very important matter, and that if you can use it to your political advantage, go right ahead. This is the message that the Republicans sent me, loud and clear.
I've never met George Bush, and I have no first-first-hand knowledge about his love life. Given his circumstances, though, I think it's reasonable to wonder if he doesn't have more children than he's letting on. Before he married Laura in 1977, he was rich, good looking, sometimes between jobs, never a workaholic, and he admits that he drank too much. And it's well documented (see research articles, below) that people who drink too much are much more likely to engage in unsafe sex than those who do not.
Certainly any woman who had a child that George Bush fathered has been generously compensated by the family, and is unlikely to come forward and tell her story. The children themselves may not be inclined to go public, either, as we learned from Strom Thurmond's daughter.
But there are people out there who know the stories - relatives, neighbors, friends. If you know anything about George Bush's additional children, I think it's your patriotic duty to come forward with your tale. We what to know who we are voting for.
Chesson HW. Harrison P. Stall R. Changes in alcohol consumption and in sexually transmitted disease incidence rates in the United States: 1983-1998. Journal of Studies on Alcohol. 64(5):623-30, 2003 Sep. CONCLUSIONS: The association between alcohol and risky sex, well documented at the level of the individual, might hold at the population level as well.
Jones BT. Jones BC. Thomas AP. Piper J. Alcohol consumption increases attractiveness ratings of opposite-sex faces: a possible third route to risky sex. Addiction. 98(8):1069-75, 2003 Aug.
Leigh BC. Alcohol and condom use: a meta-analysis of event-level studies. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 29(8):476-82, 2002 Aug.
Messiah A. Bloch J. Blin P. Alcohol or drug use and compliance with safer sex guidelines for STD/HIV infection. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 25(3):119-24, 1998 Mar.
O'Hare,Thomas. Drinking and risky sexual behavior in young women and men: A covalidation study. Journal of Alcohol & Drug Education, 1998, 43, 3, 66-77.
Anderson PB. Mathieu DA. College students' high-risk sexual behavior following alcohol consumption. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. 22(4):259-64, 1996 Winter.
Halpern-Felsher BL. Millstein SG. Ellen JM. Relationship of alcohol use and risky sexual behavior: a review and analysis of findings. Journal of Adolescent Health. 19(5):331-6, 1996 Nov.
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