Questions raised about Bush's mental and physical health
Questions raised about Bush's mental and physical health: "October 30, 2004 - Are there no decent Republicans in Washington who will publicly state, before next Tuesday's presidential election, what has been conveyed in late night phone calls, whispered about in the halls of power and hinted at to reporters: that George W. Bush is mentally unstable?
Say what you will about George W. Bush as occupant of the White House, but pity the man because he is a mental mess.
And it is from that standpoint that Justin A. Frank, a prominent Washington psychiatrist and the author of 'Bush on the Couch,' provides insight into what drives Bush.
Bush's problems, according to Frank, go beyond being an untreated alcoholic who has switched addictions from the bottle to a fundamentalist brand of religion, which now leads him to believe he is a direct instrument of God and, as such, is under divine orders to rid the world of 'evil.' Frank points out that the substitution of religion for alcohol is not uncommon among untreated alcoholics, also known as dry drunks."
By Bev Conover
Online Journal Editor & Publisher