04w24:2 Og Caligula

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Good Reads Mailing List | 2004 week 24 number 2 (Oh Caligula)

Bush’s Erratic Behavior Worries White House Aides | Doug Thompson
“President George W. Bush’s increasingly erratic behavior and wide mood swings has the halls of the West Wing buzzing lately as aides privately express growing concern over their leader’s state of mind. […] ‘It reminds me of the Nixon days,’ says a longtime GOP political consultant with contacts in the White House. ‘Everybody is an enemy; everybody is out to get him. That’s the mood over there.’ […] Aides say the President gets ‘hung up on minor details,’ micromanaging to the extreme while ignoring the bigger picture. He will spend hours personally reviewing and approving every attack ad against his Democratic opponent and then kiss off a meeting on economic issues. […] Among top officials, Bush’s inner circle is shrinking. Secretary of State Colin Powell has fallen out of favor because of his growing doubts about the administration’s war against Iraq. The President’s abrupt dismissal of CIA Directory George Tenet Wednesday night is, aides say, an example of how he works. “

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