Government & Politics | January 14, 2005
Posting in "Comments
From Left Field"
"The Scarecrow" *
fellow Friends of Liberty,
Your obedient, the Scarecrow, is verily confounded by what I have
read of late concerning your pretender to the throne, King George.
From what precious little my 18th Century mind is able to
discern, it seems that not all is well -- nor what it seems --
with His Royal Highness!
Is the most powerful man in the world -- egad! -- as fit
for office, in body and mind, as the royal physicians and stewards
and lackeys insist? Or is there cause to believe that the Evil
Prime Minister, Sir Dick of Cheney, may soon be called upon to
assume the reins of power (as if his puppetry of the simpleton
George were not a fait accompli)?
You be the judge, my friends and foes; see for yourselves: Apply
your considerable, 21st Century sophistication for gadgetry and
trickery to consider well the following --
this, I read this...
"[In the first debate of this last campaign] George W. Bush
apparently is wearing [under his coat!] a medical
device for 'persons at risk of cardiac arrest.' It is a LifeVest
wearable defibrillator. He started using it sometime after his
January 2002 fainting spell, which was attributed to choking.
Based on photos showing him wearing the device, one can conclude
the fainting was due to atrial fibrillation (AF), which his father
also had [as could testify a certain dignitary from Japan, upon
whom George the First did faint and puke]. His father's AF was
caused by Graves' hyperthyroidism, which his mother also has. Bush
likely has AF and less likely Graves', based on his family history
and symptoms. The AF may have caused a stroke or TIA
(mini-stroke), of which physicians watching the debates detected
symptoms. Observers have noted psychological symptoms consistent
with this and with Wernicke-Korsakoff disease [King George of my
day apparently suffered torments of the mind brought on by a
disease of Venus, which he may well have contracted during wild
days of his youth]."
There you have it; make of it what you will: If the emperor
were wearing no clothes, the naked truth might come out!
By any reckoning, my friends and foes, King George is not what he
My sympathies to him...and you.
Your obedient servant,
My alter-ego, after the classic 18th Century character created in
the early 20th Century by Russell Thorndike in his Doctor
Syn novels, adapted in various films. No endorsement of my
commentaries by any other individual or company exists or is
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