<center><h2><a href=http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/printer_4704.shtml><New Information Shows Bush Indecisive, Paranoid, Delusional</a></h2></center> <blockquote>By TERESA HAMPTON Jun 17, 2004, 08:47 The carefully-crafted image of George W. Bush as a bold, decisive leader is cracking under the weight of new revelations that the erratic President is indecisive, moody, paranoid and delusional. More and more this brings back memories of the Nixon White House, says retired political science professor George Harleigh, who worked for President Nixon during the second presidential term that ended in resignation under fire. I havent heard any reports of President Bush wondering the halls talking to portraits of dead Presidents but what I have been told is disturbing. Two weeks ago, Capitol Hill Blue revealed that a growing number of White House aides are concerned about the Presidents mental stability. They told harrowing tales of violent mood swings, bouts with paranoia and obscene outbursts from a President who wears his religion on his sleeve. Although supporters of President Bush dismissed the reports as fantasies from anonymous sources, a new book by Dr. Justin Frank, director of psychiatry at George Washington University, raises many similar questions about the Presidents mental stability. "George W. Bush is a case study in contradiction," Dr. Frank writes in Bush On The Couch: Inside the Mind of the President. "Bush is an untreated ex-alcoholic with paranoid and megalomaniac tendencies."</blockquote> While Dubbyuh gave up the sauce, he never dealt with the issues that lead him to drink and drug. And it is those issues that shape his personality today...He is a dry-drunk. <center><blockquote><i>Dry drunk</i> is a slang term used by members and supporters of Alcoholics Anonymous and substance abuse counselors to describe the recovering alcoholic who is no longer drinking, one who is dry, but whose thinking is clouded. Such an individual is said to be dry but not truly sober. Such an individual tends to go to extremes.</blockquote> - "<i>Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective</i>"</center> Now, While Dubbyuh can be commended for laying off of the sauce, he is still plagued by the cognitive problems associated with long time ETOH use such as grandiose behavior, irrational rationalization, projection and over-reaction...and let's not forget paranoia. And given that he is the leader of the free world, if he tips over into full blown paranoia, he could take a good chunk of the world with him. And given the mounting pressures on him and his administration, he seems closer and closer to taking one last wobble through the burn-out belt. We can only hope he doesn't take the nation with him.