Bush’s Alzheimer’s Drama And Other Tabloid Political News

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We haven’t heard much about the former President Bush lately, but this week, the Globe is reporting the delicious (if dubious) news that former President Bush is suffering from suicidal depression “since leaving his office with his legacy in tatters.” Making matters worse, Laura supposedly thinks he’s come down with Alzheimer’s because he keeps forgetting to call Dick Cheney. According to the ever-reputable Globe, Laura, described as loyal and long-suffering, had moved to Dallas without him, repulsed by his “out-of-control boozing.” But she’s now sticking by his side through this latest drama. Says the Globe:

“She’s actually afraid he’s going to wander off into the fields on the ranch and forget how to get back to the house.”

Meanwhile, the National Enquirer is reporting that the REAL reason Sarah Palin quit her job as governor is that she’s afraid of the coming firestorm promised by, yes, Levi Johnston’s tell-all book. “She’s bracing for what Levi may write about her,” declares the Enquirer. And updates on the John Edwards-Rielle Hunter scandal: “Could their lovemaking have been videotaped?” Inquiring minds want to know. But you’ll have to buy a copy for the inside dish. No links! The tabs are strictly a paper product.

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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