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Wednesday, January 31, 2007


This is fun. New York gets some people to try to read W's mind. Here's John Heilemann from the intro:

[I]t's worth considering the possibility that Bush’s madman-at-the-wheel métier owes as much to psychological factors as to structural ones. For some time now, armchair psychiatrists have argued that Bush suffers from a classic case of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, citing his sense of grandiosity ("I’m the decider"), his arrogance and lack of empathy, and his tendency to surround himself with sycophants as evidence. Certainly, Bush seems to be in the grip of something close to a bona fide delusion ("a false belief based on incorrect inference about external reality that is firmly sustained despite what almost everybody else believes," says the DSM-IV) about the situation in Iraq -- and in a state of near-clinical denial about the likelihood that his policy there has irretrievably failed.

The others are here.


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