Bush is cracking vol. MCMXVI

Many have speculated on Bush's mental health. Is he a dry drunk, has he returned to drinking (how many adults do you know who have fallen off a bicycle and choked on a pretzel?), is he just plain old cracking up?

It's fun to think about I guess.

What's slightly different this time is the origin of the latest reports. The right wing Moonie-owned Washington Times, a fairly reliable pro-administration paper created during the Reagan presidency as a right wing counter to the Washington Post.

The WT's Insight magazine is reporting, via Terrance, that:


"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."
And then via Drudge:
"… 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."
No Rove, no Rummy, no Cheney, no CIA, eh? The question then becomes, is it better to have a drunk driver or no driver at all? Give me a minute to think that over... (Republic of T.)

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