The National Enquirer reports--errr, I mean, "reports":
"The war in Iraq, the loss of American lives, has deeply affected him. He takes every soldier's life personally. It has left him emotionally drained," [said a Washington source].
"When the levees broke in New Orleans, it apparently made him reach for a shot," said one insider.
Well, if this is true, then this action taken by the President was easily the most responsible thing he did during the entire hurricane crisis, comparatively.
But we don't believe the President slung one back because he was feeling emotionally drained by the loss of American lives. You LIE, National Enquirer! The act of tossing back a shot of liquor in this kind of circumstance would require some degree of empathy, after all.