June 14, 2004

Washington Shrink Calls Bush a Paranoid, Sadistic Meglomaniac

The November 2004 election is a national referendum on
the CREDIBILITY, COMPETENCE and CHARACTER of the
increasingly unhinged and incredibly shrinking
_resident. The issues of CREDIBILITY and COMPTENCE
have been brought to the public eye, and now, finally,
the issue of CHARACTER is being brought to the public
eye...

Capitol Hill Blue: Dr. Justin Frank, writing in Bush
on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President, also
says the President has a ""lifelong streak of sadism,
ranging from childhood pranks (using firecrackers to
explode frogs) to insulting journalists, gloating over
state executions ... [and] pumping his fist gleefully
before the bombing of Baghdad."
Even worse, Dr. Frank concludes, the President's years
of heavy drinking ""may have affected his brain
function - and his decision to quit drinking without
the help of a 12-step program [puts] him at far higher
risk of relapse."
Dr. Frank's revelations comes on the heels of last
week's Capitol Hill Blue exclusive that revealed
increasing concern by White House aides over Bush's
emotional stability.

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From Capitol Hill Blue

Bush Leagues
Washington Shrink Calls Bush a Paranoid, Sadistic Meglomaniac
By Staff and Wire Reports
Jun 14, 2004, 00:22

A new book by a prominent Washington psychoanalyst
says President George W. Bush is a "paranoid
meglomaniac" as well as a sadist and "untreated
alcoholic." The doctor's analysis appears to confirm
earlier reports the President may be emotionally
unstable.

Dr. Justin Frank, writing in Bush on the Couch: Inside
the Mind of the President, also says the President has
a ""lifelong streak of sadism, ranging from childhood
pranks (using firecrackers to explode frogs) to
insulting journalists, gloating over state executions
... [and] pumping his fist gleefully before the
bombing of Baghdad."

Even worse, Dr. Frank concludes, the President's years
of heavy drinking ""may have affected his brain
function - and his decision to quit drinking without
the help of a 12-step program [puts] him at far higher
risk of relapse."

Dr. Frank's revelations comes on the heels of last
week's Capitol Hill Blue exclusive that revealed
increasing concern by White House aides over Bush's
emotional stability.

Aides, who spoke only on condition that their names be
withheld, told stories of wide mood swings by the
President who would go from quoting the Bible one
minute to obscenity-filled outbursts the next.


Bush shows an inability to grieve - dating back to age
7, when his sister died. "The family's reaction - no
funeral and no mourning - set in motion his life-long
pattern of turning away from pain [and hiding] behind
antic behavior," says Frank, who says Bush may suffer
from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Other findings by Dr. Frank:

His mother, Barbara Bush - tabbed by some family
friends as "the one who instills fear" - had trouble
connecting emotionally with her son, Frank argues.
George H.W. Bush's "emotional and physical absence
during his son's youth triggered feelings of both
adoration and revenge in George W."
The President suffers from "character pathology,"
including "grandiosity" and "megalomania" -- viewing
himself, America and God as interchangeable.
Dr. Frank has been a psychiatrist for 35 years and is
director of psychiatry at George Washington
University. A Democrat, he once headed the Washington
Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

In an interview with The Washington Post's Richard
Leiby, Dr. Frank said he began to be concerned about
Bush's behavior in 2002.

"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 told Leiby. Bush, he said, "fits
the profile of a former drinker whose alcoholism has
been arrested but not treated."

Dr. Frank's expert recommendation? ""Our sole
treatment option -- for his benefit and for ours -- is
to remove President Bush from office . . . before it
is too late."

White House spokesman Scott McClellan refused to
comment on the specifics of Dr. Frank's book or the
earlier story by Capitol Hill Blue.

"I don't do book reviews," McClellan said, even though
he last week recommended the latest book by the
Washington Post's Bob Woodward to reporters at the
daily press briefing.

Copyright 2004 Capitol Hill Blue


Posted by richard at June 14, 2004 09:55 AM