Faulty memory? Maybe, but we haven't forgotten about his mental issues. Sure, they may have faded from public concern, especially given the Bush administration's penchant for bribing news agencies to be, shall we say, selective in their approach. But we who are constantly amazed never forget, do we?
Bush Taking Anti-Depressants to Control Mood Swings
President George W. Bush is taking anti-depressant drugs to control his erratic behavior, depression and paranoia... the prescription drugs... can impair the President’s mental faculties and decrease both his physical capabilities and his ability to respond to a crisis... [the White House physician] prescribed the anti-depressants after a clearly-upset Bush stormed off stage on July 8, refusing to answer reporters' questions about his relationship with indicted Enron executive Kenneth J. Lay.
“Keep those motherfuckers away from me,” he screamed at an aide backstage. “If you can’t, I’ll find someone who can.”
Capitol Hill Blue first reported on June 4 about increasing concern among White House aides over the President’s wide mood swings and obscene outbursts... prominent George Washington University psychiatrist Dr. Justin 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. “He fits the profile of a former drinker whose alcoholism has been arrested but not treated”... doctors also worry about the wisdom of giving powerful anti-depressant drugs to a person with a history of chemical dependency. Bush is an admitted alcoholic, although he never sought treatment in a formal program, and stories about his cocaine use as a younger man haunted his campaigns for Texas governor and his first campaign for President. “President Bush is an untreated alcoholic with paranoid and megalomaniac tendencies,” Dr. Frank adds.
Prominent DC Shrink Diagnoses Bush to be a Paranoid, Sadistic Meglomaniac
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."See also:
Dr. Justin Frank... 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."
Other findings by Dr. Frank: The President suffers from "character pathology," including "grandiosity" and "megalomania" -- viewing himself, America and God as interchangeable.
Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President
Bonus Movie: Does Bush Suffer From Presenile Dementia? (this one also takes a while to load)