Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Dubya's state of mind (it ain't good)

At AMERICAblog, John Aravosis reports on President Bush's state of mind (via Republican outlets The Washington Times and Matt Drudge).

Here's 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."

And John's take (in part): "So basically Bush is melting down... It honestly sounds like he's losing control. And he's in charge of our country."

Yes, he is.

(Serenity now.)


Kevin Drum: "Needless to say, all of these stories are sourced anonymously and there's no telling if there's any truth to any of them. But who are these sources? At the very least, there seem to be a fair number of people who can be plausibly labeled "insiders" and who are gleefully passing along rumors of serious presidential angst. What's going on?"

Hunter at Kos: "This is a president who even in the best of times is insular, out of touch, and completely unwilling to have alternative points of view brought to him. Now, according to administration sources he's kicked out everyone else in his Oval Treehouse except for his mom, and three people who remind him of his mom?"

See also Seeing the Forest, Wonkette, and No More Mister Nice Blog.

(Insanity later.)

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  • This is when blogging goes too far. Who are we to comment on the state of mind of the president as if we were privy to the information. Worse, this kind of sensationalism gets treated as news. Do we really know what the state of the mind of the president is? Do we really know who he maintains daily contact with? Come on. This is gossip.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:45 AM  

  • Is this sensationalism? These are two leading right-wing organs with sources in the White House. It may be too much to say that Bush is, say, clinically depressed, or to spread rumours about his drinking (and there have been rumours that he's started up again), but I don't think this goes too far. Certainly not when the sources are what they are.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 2:34 PM  

  • Let me see now:
    His agenda is dead.
    His poll numbers suck.
    His own party is revolting against him.
    And he certainly looks rough during his public appearances.

    A while back a friend of mine said that W will be the first president to commit suicide.
    At the time I laughed and said no way.

    Regardless of how you feel about Bush, this country can't afford a have a president who spends his days in the fetal position.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:36 PM  

  • He won't committ suicide. But I could imagine him reverting to being the petulant,spolied rich kid that he's always been and simply throwing up his hands, losing interest in the job and spending more and more time in Crawford as the second term wears on.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:27 PM  

  • First off, you really can't blame bloggers for this, they're discussing what was published by "real" journalists.

    The real quandry is to figure out why the GOP mouthpiece Insight (owned by Washington Times) and folks like Drudge are reporting this at all...sympathy? set up for a meltdown? sure doesn't make him seem like the arrogant tiger we have come to know and loathe.

    By Blogger zoe kentucky, at 2:12 PM  

  • Maybe the right is ready to dump him, he's so unpopular. So, they're starting the rumors themselves that he's lost it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:19 PM  

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