Bush on the Couch

I've already had some fun here at the expense of Justin Frank's book, title as above, but having read more of it, I think that beneath all the Freudian mumbo-jumbo, there is some truth. However silly their theories may be, shrinks have had a lot of experience with psychopathologies, and I'm not sure Frank is so wrong about Bush.

The ADHD President As governor, while holding a press conference on a fatal heat wave and forest fire, after he called the forestry official up to speak:
Bush looked toward the journalists, stuck out his tongue, and made a funny face by puffing out his cheeks like a blowfish.

Bush the Alky, twenty years of heavy drinking takes a toll:
All one has to do to observe Bush's innattention is watch him listening to a speech given by someone else, watch his behavior on the campaign trail, or consider the obviously desperate attempts he makes to retain focus in every speech he gives.

The Religious Fanatic:
God told me to strike at al Quaida and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did

Grandiosity and Magical Thinking
Mission Accomplished...
Wanted, dead or alive...
The flight suit, the posturing, etc.

The Coward The man afraid to address the British House of Commons, or any but handpicked captive audiences. The man afraid to talk to the 9/11 commission without Cheney there to hold his hand.


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