DIAGNOSIS: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
CASE HISTORY: FDR was President of The United States four times. His capable leadership brought the country out of The Great Depression. His calm command saved the world from Nazi domination. Yet none of this means he knew how to work the mic.
Ever a say-what-you-think, FDR would just as soon place an order from Driscoll’s Drugstore in the microphone than deliver an inspiring Fireside Chat. For every pearl of wisdom he broadcasted to the country, there was another lewd comment about his secretary Lucy’s ‘dewy gams.’
Initially speaking with more candor than inspiration, FDR took to the airwaves to try to make lemonade out of a nationwide heap of lemons, scarcely succeeding. The Depression has never felt so surreal. Gather the kids around the giant Emerson wireless and listen to President Roosevelt soothe the nation with promises of prosperity, security, and rumble seat hand jobs.
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