Bush is drinking yak yak

You may have heard “reports” that teetotaler President Bush started drinking again after Hurricane Katrina. Consider this fake journalism:

Family sources have told how the 59-year-old president was caught by First Lady Laura downing a shot of booze at their family ranch in Crawford, Texas, when he learned of the hurricane disaster.

His worried wife yelled at him: “Stop, George.”

I love the pleading “Stop, George”!

But now we have evidence that he is actually hitting the bottle–the yak’s milk bottle that is.

When he was in Mongolia not discussing Donald Rumsfeld’s horse, he was apparently holed up in a traditional felt tent drinking fermented yak’s milk with Laura, Condeleezza Rice and the President of Mongolia. Now that’s a party!

Thanks to Daily Kos, we find here that this drink, airig, is “…fermented horse’s milk with an alcoholic content of about 3%. Many Mongolians distill it further to produce shimiin arkhi, which boosts the alcohol content to around 12%.” Yaks, cows, sheep, goats, and camels also provide milk.

Whoa. Just wait ’til he gets to Australia and tries 17% Shiraz.

Photo credit: AP

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2 Responses to “Bush is drinking yak yak”

  1. What is this DailyKos you speak of? Oh right – it’s that site I visit 20x per day! 😉

  2. Drink enough 3% beer and you can get pretty stoned….he might as well start drinking again (if he ever stopped), he’s an abject failure…why not a drunk too?


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