From one of the lists I'm on comes this breaking story:
New Bush Tapes Discuss Cross Dressing
Special to the Times
Additional revelations about President George W. Bush's private life have come to light with the release of further tapes recorded by Doug Wead, the former aide to the President's father.
In the latest batch of recordings to be presented by Wead, the President admits to an interest in cross dressing, and discusses his "other gender," worrying that this would hurt his chances to be President.
"I think that having my other gender allows me to see things from both sides... like a best of two worlds thing," said President Bush, then the Governor of Texas. "Still, I don't think many would want to see me in a
"Maybe this would hurt my chances in the polls, I know it's not what folks here (in Texas) are much used to. It helps me focus though, and silk is just so comfortable."
This revelation could be especially damaging to the President's relationship with the conservative right, especially given his support of a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
The White House has not yet commented on this most recent batch of tapes.
Doug Wead recorded conversations with the President beginning in 1998, when Mr. Bush was weighing a presidential bid, until just before the Republican National Convention in 2000. Previously released tapes
included discussion of Bush's use of Marijuana.
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