Saturday, October 09, 2004

Promptergate Stories Continue ... Battle of The Debate Bulge

Outside of the GOP controlled zombie media machine the Promptergate story continues to catch fire. I caught an interesting post over on Cannon Fire that covers the possibility that Bush might be suffering from Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. In and of itself this wouldn't be news were it not for the fact that the Bush camp lives in a world of deny-first, explain later.

The syndrome is potentially dangerous and even life threatening if not properly treated. In a nutshell, what is the disease?

According to this article the disease is (among other things) a serious vitamin B1 deficit and is sometimes treated in the following manner:

"Patients who have developed signs of a presumptive diagnosis of Wernicke's Encephalopathy should be treated empirically with B-complex vitamins. Two pairs of intravenous or intramuscular high potency parenteral B-complex vitamins three times daily should be given for at least two days. Where an effective response occurs, one pair of intravenous or intramuscular ampoules should be continued once daily for five days."

I would guess that if there was anything under Bush's coat... it was a vitamin pump. Once the proper operatives in the Bush camp go "Ohhh. Yeah. THAT! That's what it was! Vitamins! Well, the President has been found to be low on B1 from time to time and did indeed use an insulin-style pump to bring his levels back up to normal, blah blah blah...." and it will be spun as unfortunate timing, miscommunication, etc.

UPDATE 10-10-2004

Looks like media is, as usual, going to look the other way, just like they did when Cheney told a flat out lie on national TV.

Turns out my theory about the President getting doses of B1 via an insulin-type pump is probably out. There was nothing under his coat. The tailor confirms this. Now - we just need to hear from the butler...


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