Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Our Batshit Crazy President

The magazine version of the Moonie newsletter that pretends to be classy -- oops, I better warn you about clicking on that link. Cause the first thing you will see on that page is a link explaining that Rove is back in the saddle, and I'm quite certain that is an image you would prefer to avoid. Anyway, they, friends of Our President, are reporting "President Bush feels betrayed by several of his most senior aides and advisors and has severely restricted access to the Oval Office, administration sources say. The president's reclusiveness in the face of relentless public scrutiny of the U.S.-led war in Iraq and White House leaks regarding CIA operative Valerie Plame has become so extreme that Mr. Bush has also reduced contact with his father, former President George H.W. Bush, administration sources said on the condition of anonymity." Drudge adds "Sources close to the White House say that Mr. Bush has become isolated and feels betrayed by key officials in the wake of plunging domestic support, the continued insurgency in Iraq and the CIA-leak investigation that has resulted in the indictment and resignation of Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff. The sources said Mr. Bush maintains daily contact with only four people: first lady Laura Bush, his mother, Barbara Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Undersecretary of State Karen Hughes. The sources also say that Mr. Bush has stopped talking with his father, except on family occasions."

(Via John at AMERICAblog)

He has been showing signs of alcoholic deterioration and cokehead braincell death for years. If you watch old tapes you will see a surprisingly coherent man who sometimes actually looks at the person he is talking to, manages to focus in the present, and doesn't twitch all the time. Capitol Hill Blue reported on this more than a year ago. But a lot of us know how much we dislike the man, and really take such reports with a grain of salt.

However it doesn't seem to be getting better. In fact it is reaching a point where these reports have some internal consistency as well as signs of more deterioration. Apparently he is reaching the depths of Nixonian crazed paranoia at its worst. I mean Nixon was always paranoid, conspiracy they're out to get me nuts. It is what led to so much of his whacko behavior as well as his downfall. And this administration has always tended in that direction. Glance at what Nixon did to hunt down and discredit Jane Fonda who at the time was basically a looker who nobody would have listened to without so much White House attention and you'll see a pattern that obtains with this administration. Of course this administration has done a better job of shutting down any information flow outward.

Which makes me wonder who is leaking it now. And why.

(I'm taking this as a cheap opportunity to relate one of my favorite Nixon stories, btw. Sammy Davis Jr. relates this interaction in his book Why Me.

"He (Nixon) He hesitated. "Incidentally, it is okay to say black?"
"Yes, Mr. President, we say black now. Negro and colored are not in use."
He had a notepad and he wrote, "Black is preferred, colored is not," and he asked, "How did that happen?")

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