Monday, May 1, 2006

Curt Weldon: paranoid ???

I work as a crisis therapist in an Indianapolis hospital. Most of the clients I see struggle with suicidal thoughts, but I occasionally see people who suffer from hallucinations and/or delusions. Delusions are false beliefs; an example is someone believing that the government is out to get them. Representative Curt Weldon of PA-7 seems to fit the criteria of someone who is experiencing delusions.
Veteran Rep. Curt Weldon has a proclivity for calling out shady government doings that have him in mind as a principal target. A year ago, for example, after the No. 2 Republican on the House Armed Services Committee published “Countdown to Terror,” a frontal assault on the CIA’s track record before Sept. 11, he claimed that Clinton administration veterans with ties to the agency were out to get him.

So it’s not surprising that as Weldon girds for the most difficult re-election bid during his two decades representing the Philadelphia suburbs, his campaign is alleging that the CIA is probably abetting the opposition. Last month, his campaign manager Michael Puppio Jr. announced that Weldon’s expected Democratic opponent, Joe Sestak, a former Navy vice admiral, had taken campaign contributions from Mary McCarthy, the CIA operative recently fired for allegedly leaking secret information to the media. McCarthy, who was specifically accused of being a source for The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning story on secret CIA prisons overseas, has denied that charge through her lawyer. (Congressional Quarterly)

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