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  •  Besides, Other Than Rummy, Cheney... (none)
    ...and the neocons, who see a role for the military in foreign, imperialistic endeavors, they don't have anyone in this administration of "Mayberry Machiavelians" (to use Diullio's term) who actually care about policy or public administration.  I mean, remember the post earlier today with the backgrounds of the clowns at FEMA?

    If it's not punative or imperialistic, they have zero interest, and zero competence.  

    The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

    by Dana Houle on Tue Sep 06, 2005 at 08:32:15 PM PDT

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    •  Its an obsession. (none)
      Bush is obsessed with the War in Iraq like kids are with video games. Only this is much worse. Lives are on the line, and he doesn't recognize it.
      •  It's an obsession with besting his father... (4.00)
        I'm serious.. Think about it.

        He wants to play the Texan, despite being born in Maine. His father prefers Maine.

        He wants to be the macho, gunslinger. His father is a slight-build man who was the UN Ambassador and called off his Gulf War "too early."

        He wants to be the fun guy, the party animal. His father is stiff and extremely self-controlled in public.

        He wants to be the huggy-feely, caring guy who gets all the chicks. His father is aloof, dispassionate and distant, unable to comprehend the problems of normal Americans.

        A voice of objective reason in the partisan din of the U.S. National Security community.

        by mustang dvs on Tue Sep 06, 2005 at 08:45:39 PM PDT

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        •  And the irony of it all: (4.00)
          He is so much more cold and distant than his father. And I thought Bush I was cold and distant.
        •  it's been talked about before (none)
          that many of his characteristics are like an alchoholic who has not gone through recovery.

          sadly for him and horribly for us.

          he's a dry drunk with all the obsessions, control issues, and inflated ego.  we don't see the other side of that when he doubts himself; that is hidden and private.

          he just quit with no getting to the core of it; perhaps it's his father and he is the adult child of an alcoholic.  perfectly functioning but with these crazy traits.

          Let's Revisit The Progressive Era

          by sudiepatou on Tue Sep 06, 2005 at 09:09:05 PM PDT

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          •  he's (4.00)
            a textbook the psych texts on it...he fits the bill...

            *failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest

            *deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure

            *impulsivity or failure to plan ahead

            *irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults

            *reckless disregard for safety of self or others
            consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by

            *repeated failure to sustain steady work or honor financial obligations

            *lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another

            anything up there that DOESN'T describe the shrub?

            Visit me at: or

            by Myrrander on Tue Sep 06, 2005 at 09:57:47 PM PDT

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          •  In Alcoholics Anonymous (none)
            We call this type of "recovered" alcoholic a 3 stepper. They get to the third step and stop. I have seen long term soberiety in these types, I wouldn't call it quality soberiety but they manage to stay off the sauce. Most are plagued by any number of problems releated to thier mal-adjusted ego's. Depression, unrealistic fears, obsessive behavior are some of the common problems these people face.
        •  "He wants to be the macho, gunslinger." (none)
          Well, that explains why he walks like he has a rash in his armpits.. I always wondered about that.

          What happens when Bush takes Viagra? he gets taller. Robin Williams

          by Demfem on Wed Sep 07, 2005 at 08:25:58 AM PDT

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