Bush comes undone
A couple of weeks ago, this was a
bad Photoshop joke....now, probably
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
Even if you don't take this literally, Bush is clearly under intense strain and this may
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:
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.
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 ever.
be the start of a "vote of no confidence" in Bush. Some people may think it better to slide Hagel or McCain in there now, before the party collapses.
Just a year ago, people were gnashing their teeth that the US was lost and it was time to leave to friendlier climes. Well, how 12 months can change things. Bush's war is exposed as a fraud, the Gotti family is more popular than Cheney and Bush is railing against his opponents in an almost manaical way.
Bush is facing real, open opposition, not just from the Dems, but within the GOP.
There have been reports that he wanted to go after bases in Syria, but such a move may well lead to impeachment. You don't widen an unpopular war, and Bush's support is evaporating by the day. Would the Brits stay after such an attack? Blair is already under serious pressure.
Now, Bush is relying on his mommies and his wife. How long can that last? Cheney's on the outs, Poppy is on the outs. Someone may have to tell him it's time to go sooner, rather than later.
posted by Steve @ 1:25:00 AM