|Mike: Indeed. Here's Bush's academic record. Barely literate? By what standard? Can anyone graduate from Yale and be "barely literate"? Where did you graduate from? I'll concede that Kerry is a better debater.|
If you happened to watch 'Books' last Saturday on C-SPAN for two hours you would have seen a 'psychiatrist', Justin Frank, who wrote 'Bush on the Couch', on which he stated that Bush was a megalomaniac because his little sister died of leukemia when he was 7 years old. Fortunately, there was another credible psychiatrist who made Dr. Frank look like the charlatan that he is.
War monger? A review of Frank's appearance is given below:
In a recent C-Span appearance, Dr. Frank openly admitted that he wrote his book after being persuaded to do so by someone who despised Bush and was shopping around for someone willing to provide a negative analysis to help remove him from office. He admitted that he is a hardcore liberal political activist who has, in his own words, "hated" several Republican presidents. He admitted that he is totally partisan and biased in his views. And he even admitted that the American Medical Association has proclaimed that his methods of analyzing someone without ever meeting that person are not only impossible, but also unethical and unprofessional. I second that.
Such admissions are stunning, since they would completely discredit any other author. Yet he made these admissions gleefully and went on to suggest that more such analyses should be made of people running for office. And in a grandiose and somewhat disturbing tribute to his own self-proclaimed intellectual and political superiority, he suggested that psychoanalysts like himself should play a greater role in weeding out the wrong kind of politicians because, he said, "Who knows more about people than those who study people?"
This is basically just a Kitty Kelly style hit job. It's partisan, mean-spirited psychobabble for the Michael Moore crowd. And while it reveals little about President Bush, it reveals volumes about Dr. Frank and the angry, elitist hate-mongers who have, unfortunately, hijacked the political left in recent years.
I'm shocked that Dr. Frank is allowed to maintain his medical license and practice. And I'm saddened that so many Americans choose such infantile slander over mature political discourse.