Some blogs have made a big deal out of the story in the Washington Times magazine article that says President Bush has isolated himself, speaks only to four women (his wife, his mother, Condi Rice, and Karen Hughes), and doesn’t talk to his father except when forced to. Matt Drudge also scooped up the story.
To be honest, I’m not sure I really care, and the whole thing has a whiff of the National Enquirer about it. Even if it’s true — and I’m not saying it is or isn’t — I think it’s a little much to be psychoanalyzing people from afar, and I don’t think it adds anything to the debate to be wondering why the president won’t talk to his father.
On the other hand, if I’m ever in the market to direct a modern version production of Henry IV Part I, I’ll know where to look for my role models.