Monday, August 15, 2005

Is Bush Out of Control? -- Capital Hill Blue

(i think we need to take this seriously. never in history has a man so emotionally sick and clearly corrupt had so much power. is there a greek tragedy like this? anyone know? who's he paranoid of? who is working against him? what is the mole up to? he was so clearly shaken at the economic meeting, it just seems so clear. you don't have to be a psychic to see what's going on in broadstrokes.)

By DOUG THOMPSON
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.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for posting this news. I read about it last year and it freaked me out. I've been watching him, too, but I think he'd be a complete whackjob even without his untreated alcoholism.

Monday, August 15, 2005 2:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tonite-tuesday, many pbs tv stations will air "Nova : Battle Plan Under Fire" about the failed method by which a high-tech remote-controled war supposedly could have been rapidly won with little US troop losses.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger Brook said...

cool, i'll check this out. rummy was in charge of transforming the military away from the outdated soldier. in a tank. that's why they don't have the equipment they need. love to see what the military thinks of the "plan."

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:47:00 PM  

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