Friday, October 5, 2007

What is the Matter with George W. Bush?

Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with Bush's politics, it is very disturbing to compare the George W. Bush of 1994 with the same man 10 years later. In 1994, Bush was a capable debater, speaking freely, smoothly, with a good vocabulary, and in long complete sentences. Everything he said made sense. And I'm not talking about whether you agree with what he said or whether what he said was true, I am talking about his ability to smoothly string thoughts together into a logical sentence. Today, the simplest of concepts foul him up and his memory seems to have failed. It's truly astonishing to compare his performance in 1994 with the same man after 2002. They don't even seem like the same person.

The following video clip begins with a segment from the 1994 Texas gubernatorial debates. I would be shocked to turn on the radio today and hear President Bush speaking like he does in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0vEJneflBw


So what happened? You don't have to be a doctor to see that something has gone seriously wrong, but what? Any doctors or psychiatrists want to chime in with ideas?

Here are a couple more videos of the man who holds the most powerful political office in the world:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqLvBUSJucg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whhbPVrb5KM

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