I heard some people speculate that W seemed drugged in the last press conference. I didn’t see it, but I wonder if he was just trying to sound serious and subdued while talking about war. Or maybe he had just been up all night trying to convince France and Germany not to veto, and was just tired.
In any case, this got me thinking about how I’d feel if I found out the president (any president) was taking anti-anxiety meds. On one hand, a president is only human, and has one of the most anxiety-causing jobs on the planet. On the other, lots of people deal fine with anxiety without meds, even in high pressure situations, and maybe it’s not too much to ask for the president to be one of those people.
I’m pretty much on the fence with this one. Maybe if I wasn’t having my own anxiety problems, I’d be less sympathetic to the idea that it’s OK.
What do you guys think?