An article from a well-known Washington D.C. news source says that President George W. Bush recently started taking antidepressants to control erratic behavior, depression and paranoia. The prescription drugs were administered by Col. Richard J. Tubb, the White House physician, and can impair the President's mental faculties and decrease both his physical capabilities and his ability to respond to a crisis.
Tubb prescribed the anti-depressants after a clearly-upset Bush stormed off stage on July 8, refusing to answer reporters' questions about his relationship with indicted Enron executive Kenneth J. Lay.
"Keep those motherfuckers away from me," he screamed at an aide backstage. "If you can't, I'll find someone who can."
One long-time GOP political consultant who - for obvious reasons - asked not to be identified said he is advising his Republican Congressional candidates to keep their distance from Bush.
"We have to face the very real possibility that the President of the United States is loony tunes," he says sadly. "That's not good for my candidates, it's not good for the party and it�s certainly not good for the country."
Don't get me wrong... I think it's a *GOOD* thing for people with a problem to take anti-depressants if they need it. That said, the *LAST* thing I want in a president is for them to go through the guesswork that is finding the right meds while in office. I also think that we, as citizens, should have the right to know about the President's physical and mental fitness to perform the job at hand, as it can directly effect our vote.