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Is Bush Out of Control?


Is Bush Out of Control?
Aug 15, 2005, 05:46

Buy beleaguered, overworked White House aides enough drinks and they tell a sordid tale of an administration under siege, beset by bitter staff infighting and led by a man whose mood swings suggest paranoia bordering on schizophrenia.

They describe a President whose public persona masks an angry, obscenity-spouting man who berates staff, unleashes tirades against those who disagree with him and ends meetings in the Oval Office with ?get out of here!?

In fact, George W. Bush?s mood swings have become so drastic that White House emails often contain ?weather reports? to warn of the President?s demeanor. ?Calm seas? means Bush is calm while ?tornado alert? is a warning that he is pissed at the world.

Decreasing job approval ratings and increased criticism within his own party drives the President?s paranoia even higher. Bush, in a meeting with senior advisors, called Senator Majority Leader Bill Frist a ?god-damned traitor? for opposing him on stem-cell research.

?There?s real concern in the West Wing that the President is losing it,? a high-level aide told me recently.

A year ago, this web site discovered the White House physician prescribed anti-depressants for Bush. The news came after revelations that the President?s wide mood swings led some administration staffers to doubt his sanity.

Although GOP loyalists dismissed the reports an anti-Bush propaganda, the reports were later confirmed by prominent George Washington University psychiatrist Dr. Justin Frank in his book Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President. Dr. Frank diagnosed the President as a ?paranoid meglomaniac? 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,? Dr. Frank said. ?He fits the profile of a former drinker whose alcoholism has been arrested but not treated.?

Dr. Frank?s conclusions have been praised by other prominent psychiatrists, including Dr. James Grotstein, Professor at UCLA Medical Center, and Dr. Irvin Yalom, MD, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University Medical School.

As a recovering alcoholic (sober 11 years, two months, nine days), I know all too well the symptoms that Dr. Frank describes and, after watching Bush for the past several years, I have to, unfortunately, agree with him.

Conversations over the last few weeks with longtime friends who work in the Bush White House confirm even more what Dr. Frank says and others have suggested.

The President of the United States is out of control. How long can the ship of state continue to sail with a madman at the helm?


While I think Christ-y McBombsalot is bat-shit insane and will go down in history as one of the worst presidents this country ever even dreamed of...I'm pretty sure this article is a fake. Came out 8, 10 months ago.



You are a retard.

And I probsbly shame myself for even responding to this thread.


Wow, you really keep the utter dreck coming, don't ya? I love this part:

How are alleged reports "confirmed" by some shrink who just watches a few videotapes of Bush and make all of that as a diagnosis? There is simply no way this could be true, let alone supported by a bunch of other supposed experts.

The saddest thing is that I think you actually believe all of this stuff. Hell, even the anti-Bush people (except for you, jlesk) are not even buying this.


If it were true, Bush would be a welcome participant in our own political forums...


This is excatly what i thought, Well put.


he allready might be! That "bush is the super-fittestest president EVER"-thread was suspicious...


... and slightly homoerotic...


Mr Big "Flamer",

I don't write them, I just post them to have some fun reading what the GWB lovers post, so lighten up, sheeesh....


Well, he did choose to surround himself with a Dick and a Colon. (I know, wrong spelling, but wight pronunciation.)

And, Condi's shoes seem awful sensible, if you know what I mean.


So you post drivel, without comment, to get others to react?

Pretty much defined the word troll dude.


Ohhh, so that's what you meant by trolling...I guess you're right then...


At least you are honest. Something rarely seen from the ABB assholes on your side of the fence.


I aint talkin to George again untill his ass gets us Osama, or finds some WMDs in Iraq.


I'm also very opinionated, you should hear the arguments with my mother in law...


"Boy, you might be legally retarded." -Sean Connery to Robin Williams, Celebrity Jeopardy


Better stick to fighting with women....


I just want to know who gave this thread 2 stars....


Well if Senator Dr. Frist can diagnose Terry Schiavo from afar, why can't these guys? Have to admit, GeeDub is pretty much stupid and insane. But I knew that from the git-go. He is my former governor, after all. And unlike Rainjack, I actually live in the state capital so I've experienced his idiocy up close, although (praise be to God) not personally.

For Pete's sake, look at how his kids act.