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As the Republican ascendancy tumbles and the mood in the White House darkens, can George W Bush really be turning back to booze?

By Tumbler   November 2005

Black mood in the White House It is not yet meltdown, but the mood inside the White House is dreadful. Bush is tetchy, and the swear words are flying. His own approval ratings have stabilised at around 43 per cent, but the Republican ascendancy is toppling all around him. The indictment of his fellow Texan and main enforcer in congress, House leader Tom DeLay, is a serious blow that has driven furious Republican congressmen to sign large cheques returning funds from DeLay’s now toxic political action committee. The SEC investigation of Senate leader Bill Frist for possible insider trading is…

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