Bush: Governing While Intoxicated?
We’ve all seen the warning “Do Not Operate Heavy Machinery” after taking this or that medicine. Unfortunately there aren’t any warnings about operating a country while under the influence.
George “Boozin’” Bush has been off the bottle for a long time; that’s the good news. Now the bad news: The President of the United States is high on drugs. He’s driving (our country!) while intoxicated! Now does this explain a few things or what?!?
He’s taking anti-depressants to control his mood swings, erratic behavior and paranoia. The prescription drugs are administered by the White House physician. Bush’s aides have admitted privately that these drugs can impair mental and physical faculties and his ability to respond to a crisis.
One aide said “It’s a double-edged sword. We can’t have him flying off the handle at the slightest provocation but we also need a President who is alert mentally.”
The medication was prescribed about 6 weeks ago after Bush threw a tantrum during a press conference. A reporter asked Bush about his relationship with Enron’s Kenneth Lay, and Junior lashed out. He screamed at an aide: “Keep those motherfuckers away from me. If you can’t, I’ll find someone who can.”
Even before that incident, there’s been increasing concern among Bush’s aides and other insiders about the President’s mood swings. Supposedly, e-mails between staff members contain “weather reports” to warn of the president’s current mood, or to find out whether it’s safe to approach him. A psychiatrist from George Washington University has diagnosed Bush as “paranoid megalomaniac” and “untreated alcoholic” whose “lifelong streak of sadism, ranging from childhood pranks (using firecrackers to explode frogs) to insulting journalists, gloating over state executions and pumping his hand gleefully before the bombing of Baghdad” showcase Bush’s instabilities.
“I was really very unsettled by him and I started watching everything he did and reading what he wrote and watching him on videotape. I felt he was disturbed. He fits the profile of a former drinker whose alcoholism has been arrested but not treated. President Bush is an untreated alcoholic with paranoid and megalomaniac tendencies.”
This psychiatrist, Dr. Justin Frank, has a book entitled “Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President.”
One long-time Republican consultant — for some mysterious reason he doesn’t want his name used — has said he’s advising Republican candidates to keep their distance from Bush. He said “we have to face the very real possibility that the President of the United States is loony tunes. That’s not good for my candidates, it’s not good for the party and it’s certainly not good for the country.”
NOTE: I saw this same topic on another blog several days ago, and I can’t remember which site it was. If anyone knows which site it was — or any other bloggers who have posted on this topic — please mention them in the Comments section so they can get credit.
I did a web search for “George W. Bush + mood swings” and found a gold mine of information.