>> Wednesday, September 30, 2009
[Robert] Gates doesn't travel much on the Beltway's social circuit, instead spending off-hours with his wife and a small cadre of aides. He smokes cigars, drinks Belvedere martinis with a twist (the first President Bush weaned him from gin to vodka), and watches trashy movies—Transformers and Wolverine were recent favorites.
George H.W. Bush drinks vodka martinis? Really? That's so... disappointing.