Sunday, July 31, 2005

Prez Bush Got a Physical…So How's His Brain?

Today, the NYT revealed everything no one wants to know about President Bush's latest physical. We were told his resting heart rate, his cholesterol info, how much he rides his mountain bike, his weight and that he experiences a reflux reaction if he eats peppermint or drinks coffee. We even got this statement about GWB from nine doctors: there is "every reasonable expectation that he will remain fit for duty for the duration of his presidency.” What ain't we got? We ain't got facts. We got jargon up the yazoo, We got happy talk from quacks, We got weasel-words aplenty, We got medical college hacks, We got wagons in a circle, We got doctors covering their tracks. What ain't we got? We ain't got facts. Why does the left side of the president's face droop? When did he have a stroke? Why is his thinking so muddled and his syntax and logic a jumbled mess? Why does he keep falling off his mountain bike? Why isn't he kept informed of important matters? Why can't he understand, much less explain the Social Security privatization plan? Is he taking medication for bipolar syndrome or schizophrenia? We got doctors falling all over themselves, We got a president out of whack, We got statements from the AMA, We got MD's sounding like flacks, We got a president who cannot function, And doctors plugging cracks. What ain't we got? We ain't got facts. And that “reasonable expectation” baloney only applies to a mentally fit human being. You can't have a reasonable expectation of someone being physically fit for “duty” if that person is mentally unstable. We need FACTS.

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