Stop with the Groping Stories. George H.W. Bush is Not About to Become Woke. [VIDEO]

Stop with the Groping Stories. George H.W. Bush is Not About to Become Woke. [VIDEO]

Stop with the Groping Stories. George H.W. Bush is Not About to Become Woke. [VIDEO]

Ho hum, another day, and another woman comes out of the woodwork claiming that former President George H.W. Bush groped her.

This time it’s author Christina Baker Kline, writing in Slate about her 2014 experience. And not only does Kline have her story, she has proof! As in a picture of GHWB with his hand on her butt!

Credit: Click to enlarge to view the damning evidence!

Someone pass the smelling salts!

She describes Bush’s M.O. as his other accusers have:

“You wanna know my favorite book?” he whispered. I had to lean close to hear him.

“Yes, what is it?”

By now the photographer was readying the shot. My husband stood on one side of the wheelchair, and I stood on the other. President Bush put his arm around me, low on my back. His comic timing was impeccable. “David Cop-a-feel,” he said, and squeezed my butt, hard, just as the photographer snapped the photo. Instinctively, I swiped his hand away.

She continues by telling us why she didn’t say anything earlier — because it involved a former president, and she didn’t want the scrutiny. But her third reason is a real eye-roller:

I also didn’t want to seem opportunistic, as if I was reporting the former president’s transgression for publicity purposes. (Although, ugh, who wants this kind of publicity?) . . . Most of all, I didn’t want to be perceived as being cruel to a harmless, aging former president with a reputation for courtly gentility.

She doesn’t want “this kind of publicity?” Well, you got it now, honey! You’re just as opportunistic as the other women who are clamoring for their 15 minutes of fame.


What these women don’t realize — or choose to ignore — is that it’s likely that former President Bush is affected by dementia. So perhaps they should “educate themselves,” as liberals are so fond of telling conservatives.

Now, I’m not a doctor, I’m just a lowly speech pathologist, and the vast majority of my clients and patients have been children. But I have studied neurology, head injury, stroke, and dementia in graduate school and beyond. And while I have no direct knowledge of GHWB’s cognitive abilities, I’d be willing to bet he has some impairment.

It’s been reported that GHWB has Parkinson’s disease. Well, yeah, he has a form of the syndrome, called Vascular Parkinsonism. Yes, there are multiple kinds of Parkinson’s. My own mother-in-law passed away in 2001 from the rare Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, yet another form. I had never heard of PSP until her diagnosis, and even she was initially misdiagnosed by a neurologist.

But there’s ample evidence of dementia being a feature of these syndromes, including Vascular Parkinsonism. In fact, a 2012 review of Brazilian studies and other literature shows that patients with VP demonstrate cognitive impairment. From the abstract:

Patients with VP tend to be older and present with gait difficulties . . .postural instability, falls, cognitive impairment and dementia. . . (Boldface mine.)

It concludes with this:

Cognitive decline can occur in VP at presentation or develop early in the disease course. . . . manifesting as dysexecutive syndrome with impairment of attention, planning, judgment, goal directed behavior, abstract thinking, verbal fluency, in association with behavioral problems. . . .

Now we know that George H.W. Bush is a very elderly man in poor condition. It’s also very likely that he has some cognitive impairment. So why are these women acting like Donald Sutherland in Invasion of the Bodysnatchers?

What do they hope to accomplish? Are they out to “educate” the elder Bush into the ways of being “woke”? Yeah, good luck with that. Or are they eager to shame the conservative, genteel Bush family, and gain some notoriety at the same time? In other words, a twofer! I’m pretty sure it’s the latter. In that case, the shame should fall on their shoulders, not on those of an sick elderly man and his family.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

  • Wfjag says:

    Hey, Dearie. You still have enough “it” to turn on an enfeebled man of 93. You should be celebrating and proclaiming “I’m still young and hotness, not old and busted.”

  • Cheri C. says:

    The cries of Sexual Harassment are rapidly becoming as insignificant as the cries of the “R” word every time looks at someone or even speaks.

  • Richard Cranium says:

    If you don’t like it when it happens, slap him in his face and call him out.

    He *was* a President. It is an elected office. They aren’t gods.

  • Richard Cranium says:

    “Now we know that George H.W. Bush is a very elderly man in poor condition. It’s also very likely that he has some cognitive impairment.”

    So, why the fuck is he out in public where he *can* grab ass?

    • SDN says:

      For the same reason your parents are/were/will be: You can’t just lock them in the house.

      • P. McLean says:

        For the same reason I take my cognitively-impaired daughter out in public: she too is a person deserving of the same as you and I…

    • BM says:

      For the same reason we let many other quite harmless individuals out in public. I was grabbed on the ass by female classmates when I was a teenager. In fact a teenage girl, a babysitter, once grabbed my ass when I was a married 32 year old man. All done quite uninvited.

      I also once grabbed the ass of my sister-in-law by accident thinking she was my wife, because of a “brain-fart”. I was quite embarrassed. No one noticed until the “victim” gleefully started making a big deal of it.

      My dad worked with the mentally disabled and you can’t believe all the inappropriate stuff they do in public.

      Should we all be kept out of public?

    • The Skepticone says:

      Why do you feel the need to use a vulgar sexual term? You have triggered me.

  • Adam says:

    Feminists are miserly with love. They can not extend sympathy to men of any condition.

  • Col. Harrumph says:

    Well as a cisprivileged heterophile I gotta say, the ol’ guy still has it, don’t ‘ee?

    Srsly, I am a charge nurse on a dementia unit, and this sort of behavior is quite common among those with failing brains. We who care for these people know not to take it seriously when inappropriate advances happen to us. The disease causes a loss of knowledge where the social boundaries are.

    (Not that it isn’t unpleasant, but we have lots more kinds of unpleasantness to deal with than an occasional bout of grab-ass.)

  • BobB says:

    Yeah I was groped by a woman a couple times on different occasions . It was at my mother in laws memory care unit and the culprit was one of the other patients. It happens. With dementia all the filters are shut down.

  • Mark says:

    She’s reaching around him to put her arm on his far shoulder. He’s reciprocating, but between the wheelchair and likely shoulder weakness he CAN’T reach anywhere else.

    Why read anything more into it? Answer: You’ve got an agenda. Whether it’ “men’s bad” or “Bush bad” you gave him a camera hug and demonized him for the socially proper reaction.

  • Fred Z says:

    As usual these days the left has completely mis-read the mood.

    Good on the old boy for making bad jokes and playing a harmless bit of grab-ass. While in a wheel chair. Surrounded by others including the husband.

    Only an idiot liberal could run around claiming this was a sexual assault, or in any way about sex.

  • Emma Morrow says:

    I disagree.

    A simple kiss is fine but George HW Bush is a pervert.

    We can’t point at Clinton or Afflack as pervs unless we admit the perverts like Bush on the Right.

  • Stacy Brian Bartkey says:

    Seriously, the man is so feeble he can’t put his hand over his heart for the national anthem. He’s sitting in a wheel chair and you expect him to reach higher than someone’s butt when he poses with them? This is a genuinely good and decent man.

  • Cosmo says:

    Puuuleeease!! All the sudden women are getting to be so sensitive. And this article wants to blame his cop-a-feel on some disease. Give the guy a break.
    1) He’s a war hero. What other man will you ever be around who got shot out of the sky defending your country!
    2) He was not only a very decent President, he fathered a very decent President.
    3) He’s in a wheel-chair and he’s married to Barbara Bush! Take one for the team, take one for Old Glory! Take one for all the old guys in wheel-chairs who will never have the chance to be onry again! And be happy you gave an old man a thrill.

  • Jason says:

    Fair points, but one should not assume that the former president was unaware of what he was doing because he has some form of Parkinson’s. In fact, the limited evidence available (women’s testimonies and a recent Bush spokesman press statement) at least suggests that he was aware of what he was doing when he made his “David Cop – a – Feel” remarks. Anyway, one should be cautious about the matter.

  • Dennis says:

    Ever heard of arthritis? Look at the angle of his arm, and envision what would be required to get it up to an ‘acceptable’ level.

    That would be uncomfortable for me, and I’m still in fair shape.

    I believe her story to be … inaccurate.

  • richard40 says:

    I have a lot of trouble buying that a wheelchair bound man of 93 is going to be a big sexual harassment threat.

  • Another Sam says:

    I’m sorry, butt…

    If Mr. Bush is not impaired his behavior is crass, tasteless and demeaning. We’re talking about strangers, not people with some existing level of intimacy. Neither he nor Mr. Clinton gets “one free grope” in a decent society. It’s not a crime but it’s not a charming peccadillo either.

    If Mr. Bush is impaired, his support people should be making sure this doesn’t happen in public, not guiding women into position.

    Is the difference between us and liberals the fact that we have standards and maintain them? Or is it just face paint?

  • Timmy says:

    He is just puthing his armother around her. But since he is sitting…

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