By: Dana Blankenhorn
It’s a tough question that grew more urgent to me yesterday, when I watched George W. Bush comparing Iraq to World War II while New Orleans sank under Lake Pontchartrain.
If you look at the article on the syndrome posted at About.Com, the answer would have to be “no.” The article states tha the “dry drunk” has never gotten through the grieving process in the loss of alcohol, and recommends several steps toward recovery, which Bush seems to have engaged in:
Develop a hobby.
Improve your mind.
Spend time with your family.
But in his book “Bush on the Couch,” Dr. Justin Frank insists he is just that, and more. He blames his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, calling her emotionally distant, and says the death of his sister Robin triggered things.