Capitol Blue Columnist Asks and Answers the $64,000 Question
Our WP offers a different answer [again!]
By Winter Patriot on 8/15/2005, 10:19pm PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

Doug Thompson, writing for Capitol Blue, asks: Is Bush Out of Control? His answer? Heavily edited excerpts follow.

Buy 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 an angry, obscenity-spouting man who berates staff, unleashes tirades and ends meetings with ôget out of here!ö

Bush's mood swings have become so drastic that White House emails often contain ôweather reportsö to warn of the President's demeanor. ôThere's real concern in the West Wing that the President is losing it,ö a high-level aide told me.

Do I think the President is losing it? No. I think he lost it a long time ago. However, the entire piece is worth a read: not too long and very well-written. Thompson quotes a prominent psychiatrist calling Bush an untreated former alcoholic. Take a look at the photo [of Bush with Dennis Hastert] and decide for yourself whether the word "former" seems appropriate. Click on the photo if you're not sure. And please share your thoughts below.

Thanks to Peg C. for many things, including the pointer to this article.

You seein' everything OK, Georgie? Georgie?? GEORGIE???

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