Bush, the supposedly recovering alchoholic, confuses step 1 and step 2 of The Program's 12 Steps
He really is a dry drunk, isn't he?
Words fail me. This is a lovely little vignette, so typical in every way of the man our famously free press thought we'd want to sit down and have a beer with in the Year of Our Lord 2000:
"I understand addiction, and I understand how a changed heart can help you deal with addiction," he told the two men [during a visit to Episcopal Community Services of Maryland.] "There's some kind of commonality."
He asked Adolphus Mosely and Tom Boyd how they stopped using drugs — and then answered his own question.
So typical. Hasn't that arrogant son of a bitch ever heard the slogan "Listen and learn"? You don't need to answer that.
"First is to recognize that there is a higher power," Bush said. "It helped me in my life. It helped me quit drinking."
"That's right, there is a higher power," Mosely said.
"Step One, right?" Bush said, apparently referring to the Alcoholics Anonymous twelve-steps program. Actually, it is the second step.
Anyone remember what the first step is?
We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.
Gee, does that strike a chord? Especially the unmanageable part?
Bush can't take the First Step, never has, and so the whole country's been forced onto his Merry-Go-Round Called Denial since January 20, 2001.