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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-15-04 03:35 PM
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26. I don't watch boosh very much.
The mere sight of him makes my stomach lurch.

Therefore, when everyone was posting during the debate about how the left side of his face was sagging, I took a glance at the tv to see if he looked markedly different. I expected to see a dramatic difference, akin to what happens when you see someone you haven't seen in a long time.

I didn't see a dramatic difference. I've always been aware of his extremely asymetrical features, and I didn't see anything alarming.

If there's something wrong with him, I don't think there's sufficient "droop" to the left side of his face to constitute evidence.

However -- I did watch most of the Frontline "Choice 2004" dual biography of boosh and Kerry. From the early recordings of boosh -- 1970s? early 80s? -- his "twang" has intensified dramatically. The speech he gave after losing the Texas congressional seat contained completed "-ing" suffixes and standard syntax. By Wednesday night's debate, he was almost entirely into "-in'" mode. "Wasn't" had morphed into "whuddn't." "I" had become "Aah." Listening to him is worse for my blood pressure than looking at his face, so I'm not prepared to do a detailed analysis of the changes in his diction, but he is far less articulate that he used to be, and the twang is far more pronounced. This might be a result of many years hangin' around wi' rural Texans, but somehow or other I don't think he ever spent much time with rural Texans. Is it phony? :shrug: Maybe. Is it a sign of deteriorating mental capacity? :shrug: Don't know that either.

But he has aged at least as much as Lincoln did in four years in the presidency. Look at the pic currently being used in the DU fake ad for Viagra and compare it to current photos.

I think he's sick, seriously sick. I think he has been for a year or two. But imho, it's not a stroke and it's certainly not Bell's Palsy. Early-onset Alzheimers? ALS? :shrug:

Tansy Gold, doin' a helluva lot o' shruggin' today

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