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Progress Notes for Patient 540463: OBAMA, Barack, H.

Posted on the 17 March 2014 by Hughvw
Progress Notes for Patient 540463: OBAMA, Barack, H.3/16/14  Patient has been very agitated about being accused of weakness in the face of aggression by Vladimir Putin. I suggested that he revive some of the old coping mechanisms that he told me about, like Badgie [sometimes called Boo-boo] his  comfort blanket. It's very worn now, but under hypnosis he once confessed that rubbing Badgie's  satin edging against one cheek while sucking two fingers  gave him  an ineffable reassurance. I was only when Marv Nicholson took over as his trip director and, unknowingly, did not place Badgie under patient's pillow on a trip to South Africa for Mandela's funeral, that forced patient go cold turkey into Badgie withdrawal. I have suggested that patient reactivate the habit as a harmless way of relieving tension and anxiety. I have had a word with Marv Nicholson to ensure Badgie One and patient's emergency Badgie Two are always at hand  on Air Force One and in The Beast [the Presidential Limo]  along with the container of hand sanitizer patient applies generously to himself after gripping the hands of  the common herd. ---Dictated by S.H.Rink, MD.

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