Pounds Chest, Declares "I Am The President!" In Front Of Old Friends
The reports of President Bush and his bizarre, stressed-out behaviour are becoming too common to dismiss as merely partisan attacks or some kind of Democrat-derived psychological smear campaign.
President Bush is losing it. He's cracking under the pressure of the Iraq War, incredibly low poll numbers and a growing tide of resentment from within the ranks of the Republican Party.
From the Dallas Morning News :
Friends of his from Texas were shocked recently to find him nearly wild-eyed, thumping himself on the chest three times while he repeated "I am the president!" He also made it clear he was setting Iraq up so his successor could not get out of "our country's destiny."From credible Washington insider newsletter, the Nelson Report :
Sometimes insider gossip seems to confirm what all us outsiders think we're seeing, so, for what it's worth...we're hearing that some big money players up from Texas recently paid a visit to their friend in the White House. The story goes that they got out exactly one question, and the rest of the meeting consisted of The President in an extended whine, a rant, actually, about no one understands him, the critics are all messed up, if only people would see what he's doing things would be OK...etc., etc.(Hat tip to Think Progress)
This is called a "bunker mentality" and it's not attractive when a friend does it. When the friend is the President of the United States, it can be downright dangerous. Apparently the Texas friends were suitably appalled, hence the story now in circulation.