Friday, February 17, 2006

Get a Shrink, Mr. President

So Duke University did this study from which they deduced that half of US presidents have suffered from some form of mental illness, with depression being the most common ailment, self-medicated in most cases by heavy drinking. Right, Georgie?

I've always thought that the desire to become president comes from an unhealthy combination of a lust for power and acute narcissism. If one were to add narcissism to Duke's list, do you suppose that 100% of US presidents have suffered from mental illness?

Or would Jimmy Carter still serve as a shining beacon of psychological health? Maybe it was Jimmy's mental stability that caused the country's malaise in the late 70's. Maybe we rely on a hearty dose of transference and counter-transference from our leaders to keep us, as a nation, on the right emotional and psychological track.

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2 Comments:

At 10:37 AM , Anonymous Edwin said...

Hmmm. I get depressed, and I sure do like to drink. I also like to stare at myself in the mirror.

Hey! It's just like Mommy said! I really CAN be president!

God, I love this fucking country.

 
At 7:58 PM , Anonymous binx said...

transfewha?

 

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