[Susan notes: This is a quite disturbing letter. I print it here because it seems to lay to rest the attempt to label Bush as dyslexic and its appearance in The Atlantic gives it legitimacy.]
To the editor
James Fallows's description of John Kerry's debating skills ("When George Meets John," July/August) was interesting, but what was most remarkable was Fallows's documentation of President Bush's mostly overlooked changes over the past decade--specifically "the striking decline in his sentence-by-sentence speaking skills." Fallows points to "speculations that there must be some organic basis for the President's peculiar mode of speech--a learning disability, a reading problem, dyslexia or some other disorder," but correctly concludes, "The main problem with these theories is that through his forties Bush was perfectly articulate."
Joseph M. Price, M. D.
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