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.
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