(She’s also making this diagnosis for Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, however, and I wouldn’t be so inclined—especially not in the case of Cheney. These are people who work in the shadows, not in front of a mirror.)
Randi ‘Don’t You Stoopid Listeners Get It?’ Rhodes, in explaining that Rod Blagojevich is a ‘narcissist’, just asked the stoopid listeners if they remember how she had Justin Frank (‘Bush on the Couch’) on the show practically every week (i.e., two or three times over a span of months), and how, as related by Dr. Frank, George W Bush is not a ‘narcissist’, but instead suffers from major anxiety.
I am reminded of Kelly Bundy, for whom each new fact learned had to have room made for it by a fact forgotten. Dr. Frank and his book are quite clear that Bush does suffer from narcissism and also that Bush is extremely anxious.
Dr. Frank, of course, believes that Bush is pathologically narcissistic and says so. The anxiety is almost a side fact to that; it helps explain why Bush can’t concentrate on work and instead goes out and saws shrubs.