Gay blogger exposed as Barbara Bush
The shocking revelation was made by Li Chang, a gourmet chef who used to work as Mrs. Bush’s personal chef until November 2005. Chang was dismissed after she had accidentally garnished one of Mrs. Bush’s dinners with cilantro, to which the 81-year-old mother of George W. Bush is extremely allergic.
Chang, 57, says Mrs. Bush came up with the idea of making up a gay Asian blogger back in 2000 to stave off boredom.
“Mr. Bush Sr. was away most of the time, and all the kids had gone off to their own things. She was left with an empty nest. What’s a septuagenarian to do?” said Chang.
“Mr. Bush Sr. was away most of the time, and all the kids had gone off to their own things. She was left with an empty nest. What’s a septuagenarian to do?”
Mrs. Bush’s close ties with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) allowed her to gain access to surveillance photos of millions of Americans. She decided to use a 22-year-old aspiring Asian hip-hop artist in Colorado as the likeness of Ernie Hsiung.
According to Chang, she kept mum on the deception because of her friendship and close working relationship with Mrs. Bush then. She decided to come forward with the truth now because “she can’t keep it in herself anymore.”
Chang said Mrs. Bush used her as the basis for the character of Ernie’s mother.
“I knew something was up when she asked me one day, ‘Li Chang, how would you react if you found out your son was gay?” Chang said.
The exposure of Barbara Bush’s ruse is the latest in a firestorm of controversies involving authors being revealed as liars, fakers, and hacks. JT LeRoy, the supposedly 25-year-old former male prostitute and author of “Sarah” and “The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things,” was recently outed as a 40-year-old attention-hungry woman.
The Bush camp has denied to comment on the matter.