George W. Bush ‘Chased a Lot of Pussy and Drank a Lot of Whiskey’ in His Youth

Former President George W. Bush Jr. “chased a lot of pussy and drank a lot of whiskey” in his youth, he reveals in a new book.

Stories from Dubya’s late teens and early 20s are part of extensive candid and personal interviews with him and his president father, George H.W. Bush, in Mark Updegrove’s new book The Last Republicans, which hits stands November 14. Newsweek obtained an early copy.

The man who became the 43rd president had long maintained, “When I was young and irresponsible, I was young and irresponsible,” and Updegrove’s book makes it clearer than ever what he meant.

On the book’s very first page, Bush is seen in 2012, a cigar in hand, telling Updegrove that he “chased a lot of pussy and drank a lot of whiskey” in his late teens and early 20s.

It paints a picture of W. as a boy who lived “in cowboy clothes” and remained true to himself even at Harvard Business School, where he wore a “National Guard flight jacket, beat-up Levi’s and cowboy boots” while he chewed tobacco.

Apart from talk of drinking and womanizing, the book is mired in politics. The elder Bush calls President Donald Trump a “blowhard” and adds that he did not “like” him. There’s another bombshell: Neither of the last two Republican presidents ended up voting for the current one.

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