Very disturbing story about Bush's state of mind in the Wash Times magazine
by John in DC - 11/15/2005 05:26:00 PM
The Washington Times, you may know, is an "independent" newspaper that
is basically the mouthpiece of the Republican party. For that reason,
it sometimes gets inside scoops as to what the GOP is thinking, and
even what's going on inside the White House. For that reason, their
latest story on Bush is extremely disturbing:
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.
Matt Drudge adds on his site:
[Who cares what Matt Drudge adds.]
So basically Bush is melting down. (Or, at the very least, the number
one propaganda organ of the GOP wants us to think Bush is losing it -
that's just bizarre on its face, and shows had bad things are for
Bush, and the party.) This is rather disturbing in view of the
increased chatter about Bush, an alcoholic who never sought treatment,
now reportedly drinking again.
This man is running our country. And he won't speak to anyone - ANYONE
- - other than Condi Rice, his mom, and Karen Hughes? That leaves out
the entire Dept of Defense - kind of important during war time - the
CIA, every other agency and the entire White House staff.
It honestly sounds like he's losing control.
And he's in charge of our country.
Not just worst president ever. But quickly becoming scariest president
Capitol Hill Blue was reporting a long while back about such a
breakdown. My interpretation is that Capitol Hill Blue mostly made it
up, realizing that it was close enough to the facts that they could
take credit for whatever happened, at least with credulous readers
(such as Mike Malloy, unfortunately).
Now the whispers are all over the place, so something is going on.
The Moonie Times is not a reliable source of information, and
(contrary to John Aravosis's assertion) it does not serve the Bushist
Party, it serves Sun Myung Moon. However, when Bush does further break
down, I would expect him to blame others for his fate and to turn
against them; you are either with George W. Bush or you are against
It is curious that Bush's Veterans Day speech was a vicious assault on
his fellow USA-ans. I think Karl Rove is an idiot who knows a handful
of propaganda techniques that he uses again and again, versus people
who defend only against the conventional, but is Rove dumb enough
to sign off on that speech? I wonder if Bush is no longer
asking for input from Rove (and Lord Vader), and instead has Karen
Hughes work on his speeches alone. Hughes is clueless enough to have
written such a speech; lectures she delivered herself recently were
just as dumb.