Thursday, October 06, 2005

Why is Bush's jaw suddenly spasming, and/or teeth grinding uncontrollably?

Why is Bush's jaw suddenly spasming, and/or teeth grinding uncontrollably?
by John in DC - 10/06/2005 04:43:00 PM

A source in the media, who has the opportunity to see the president in person regularly, has pointed out to me that Bush appears to be uncontrollably grinding his teeth, or having a jaw spasm, when he speaks.

Reader Eric sent me a link to a video on the Huffington Post (the video is here, their post on an unrelated topic is here) that clearly shows this problem at the end of Bush's sentences, his lower jaw twitches or grinds. Eric and his friends noticed it too.

I'm told by folks who know that this is something that happens when people do too much cocaine. I've also heard that alcohol abuse can do the same.

Any experts out there want to weigh in? The man is our commander in chief during war time, we have the right to know that he's well.

By the way, I did some research on the other effects of cocaine use:

* Central nervous system and psychiatric effects: Users who have pleasurable experiences report varying degrees of euphoria; increased energy, excitement, and sociability; less hunger and fatigue; a marked feeling of increased physical and mental strength; and decreased sensation of pain. Some will feel a great sense of power and competence that may be associated with the delusion or false sense of grandeur, known as cocainomania. There can be talkativeness, good humor, and laughing. Dilated pupils, nausea, vomiting, headache, or vertigo (the sensation of your surroundings or yourself moving or spinning). With or even without increased amounts of coke, these can progress to excitement, flightiness, emotional instability, restlessness, irritability, apprehension, inability to sit still, teeth grinding, cold sweats, tremors, twitching of small muscles (especially of face, fingers, feet), muscle jerks, hallucinations (cocaine bugs, snow lights, voices and sounds, smells), and cocaine psychosis. Cocaine psychosis resembles paranoid schizophrenia and can bring on paranoia, mania, and psychosis.
Sound like anybody we know?


Blogger SkyeBlue2U said...

I have to actually pay attention to him now????;\

3:38 PM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

It's worth the laugh once in a while, but on the whole, no, just ignore him.

3:40 PM  
Blogger SkyeBlue2U said...

I tried lip reading with him, but with all that extra action,it was like a Burles Ives played backwards.

5:46 PM  
Blogger SkyeBlue2U said...

I was just reading an article, For A President Under Duress, Body Language Speaks, NY Times. Interesting article.

4:49 PM  
Blogger SkyeBlue2U said...

Sorry, it's the Washington Post.

4:54 PM  

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