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Confirmation Of The Story Of W Doing Coke At Camp David

from Rain Storm Something I missed a couple days ago. You remember the accusation in Kitty Kelley's new book on the Bush family, the one where Sharon
from Rain Storm
Something I missed a couple days ago. You remember the accusation in Kitty Kelley's new book on the Bush family, the one where Sharon Bush, the former wife of the president's brother Neil and a central source for the book, says that George W. Bush used to do nose candy at Camp David when Poppy was president?

When the book came out, Sharon denied that she ever said it. Only problem was, there was one other person there when Kitty was listening to Sharon. According to the New York Times (registration required):

Doubleday, the book's publisher and part of the Random House division of Bertelsmann, said it stood by Ms. Kelley's reporting. The publisher said in a statement that Ms. Kelly met with Ms. Bush for a four-hour lunch on April 1, 2003, where an unnamed third party heard the conversation, and that Ms. Kelley's editor, Peter Gethers, discussed the same material with Ms. Bush over the phone.

Lou Colasuonno, a former publicist for Ms. Bush, confirmed that he was the third party at the lunch and contradicted her denial. "I have not seen the book, I have only seen news reports," Mr. Colasuonno said. "According to what I have seen, what has been reported, I would not dispute that."

I guess the only question that remains is, how big a bill was flightsuit boy rolling up to do his Camp David toots? Thanks to Jusiper for picking up the NYT's piece.

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