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Friday, August 19, 2005

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.


Blogger Nariel said...

Oh Tom... what I wouldn't give to get one really really credible source to confirm this! Of course, the right wingers will say its all melarky.. but hey.. it would sure explain a very longgggg five week vacation wouldn' it? I'm sure having all those protestors there wouldn't help his alleged sense of Paranoid not one hoot in hell, huh?

August 19, 2005 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Nariel said...

On second thought.. perhaps we should all be praying for the man to whatever Deity we recognize.. cause who in the world wants Cheney to step into the shoes of Commander in Chief???

August 19, 2005 at 1:05 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Nariel: I guess there's no way to verify this person's credibility, but that Google search brought up lots of sites saying basically the same thing. And it fits his personality and personal history.

And I'll bet the protesters in Crawford are playing hell with his nerves. He's probably taking triple doses of whatever he's on.

As far as President Cheney is concerned -- Ulp! I just gagged -- I think if they're able to find enough information to impeach Bush, the same information will get Cheney and the other ringleaders out too.

August 19, 2005 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

We should mine for the gold and leave no stone unturned.

August 19, 2005 at 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Snave: Hell Yeah. If he's wasted and doped up while he's making decisions that affect all of us, we need to know.

August 19, 2005 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Brother Kenya said...

Tom, I mentioned CPB's earlier rant on this here a few days ago.


Whether this was where you saw it or not, it's a helluva story and needs to be confirmed ASAP.

Any bets on when Gwibby's brain fries to a crispy golden crunch?

August 19, 2005 at 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Brother Kenya: I remember your post (I left a comment there). But there was another blog too, that really went into detail about Bush's tantrums -- I think it was someone on Blog Explosion that I just forgot to blogmark.

I don't know how reliable these stories are, since so many people hate Bush (I wonder why). But there were zillions of links when I did that Google search on Bush's mood swings.

August 19, 2005 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger pack of 2 said...

I would think one would have to be drugged up to sleep at night with all the crap that guy pulls!


August 19, 2005 at 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Pack of 2: You're right. But then you're speaking for normal people like us. For sociopaths and megalomaniacs like GWB, that might not apply. After all, he's taking a 5-week vacation while people are getting killed because of his lies and deceptions.

August 19, 2005 at 8:05 PM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

The sad thing is, this information was known and available before the election took place. But much like the other evidence regarding El Shrubbo, people willfully chose to overlook it, not hear it, not see it.

August 19, 2005 at 10:03 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Jolly Roger: Yeah, it's too bad so many voters are so numbed and stupefied. Like you say, this information has been out there since before the 2004 election. Hell, before the 2000 election for that matter. And probably before Bush's Texas campaigns for governor. The public just doesn't want to have their beliefs yanked out from under them.

August 19, 2005 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Kirk said...

Tom, I take offense at what comments I could comprehend… mainly because I just got back from a party where I drank more than I have since I was 19. So, I'll repeat what someone else I think asked. Is what you say true?

If not, that's okay. We'll still end up impeaching this mother-fucker in 2006. Count on it.

August 20, 2005 at 1:03 AM  
Blogger Brad said...

Combining megalomania, drug use, paranoia AND religious fervor and you get the conditions for a very, very dangerous and unstable executive. Think Stalin or Mao, but with a few more checks and balances. Of course, the news media is not going to do their part to report these outbursts.

August 20, 2005 at 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Kirk: I’m assuming it’s true. You can’t believe everything you read, and all that, but somehow this just seems to fit in with his personality, personal history and some of the decisions he’s made. And when I did that web search, zillions of links came up.

Brad: Yup, that’s a scary combination. And hell no, the “media” isn’t gonna bother with this.

August 20, 2005 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Kirk said...

I don't know about that article, but I found a much more plausible explanation of Bush's behavior here.

August 20, 2005 at 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Kirk: LOL. That would explain a few things.

August 20, 2005 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Brad, don't leave out testosterone! It's bad enough in any case when religious fundamentalism mixes with too much testosterone (as in groups like the "Promise Keepers", for example), but when you add in the other elements you mentioned... ugh.

August 20, 2005 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Kirk, thanks for the link. I have bookmarked that one! Heh!

August 20, 2005 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Good post! Can't wait for Ottman to get his enlistment papers, lol.

August 20, 2005 at 12:58 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Jeanette: Thanks.

August 20, 2005 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

While Bush may no longer be an alcoholic, he has obviously been drunk on power for the last decade or so.

August 20, 2005 at 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Snave: Yup, that's exactly what he's drunk on. And in Bush's case, power is way more dangerous and intoxicating than any drug.

August 20, 2005 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Cynikell said...

I read stuff like this and wonder if it's satire... and I used to get frustrated by the fact that the internet provides so much unregulated information, it's hard to know what to believe.

But then I realized that my frustration really lies with an administration that is so fucked up, there no act or event is so outrageous that it can clearly be recognized as a joke.

If I read tomorrow that G.W.B. dressed in a chicken suit for staff meetings, I'd have to do additional research before I could laugh.

August 21, 2005 at 2:43 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Cynikell: You're right, it's harder and harder to tell satire from real news. One of my favorite humor sites is whitehouse.org, but a lot of their speeches and articles seem to be about one degree different from the actual news.

GWB wearing a chicken suit -- I like it.

August 21, 2005 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Kirk said...

Oh gee, I have to correct something I said. We’re not going to impeach Bush in 2006. It’s going to be in 2007 after we kick some serious ass in the 2006 elections.

August 22, 2005 at 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Kirk: Yup, in 2007 he's gotta go. Or if not, the Republican party will be so lame and scandal-ridden, the White House and Congress should be easy pickins for the Democrats.

August 22, 2005 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Ayelet said...

I'd give my left arm for a credible source to confirm this story and make sure every media outlet in the U.S. reports on it. Those that aren't controlled by Dubya & friends, that is.

August 22, 2005 at 2:56 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Ayelet: Yeah, it's kind of ironic that with all the information available on the web, there's really no way to verify most of it.

This story makes sense to me; it just seems consistent with other stories about Bush. But all we can do is speculate.

August 22, 2005 at 3:13 PM  

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