Letter: Get what you pay for
In response to Larry Wonderling’s piece on The Wall, I’m thinking maybe his name should be, “wunderkind?” Able to make comprehensive clinical diagnosis from thousands of miles away! Able to analyze a person he has never tested or treated! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Oh, wait. I have obviously got Wonderling mixed up with another fictitious character.
But just to clear things up a bit, I’d like to report that Dr. Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist (a real doctor), addressing the irrational (and hysterical) fears of the leftist wingnuts over the state of our president’s mental health, recently said, “Trump Mentally ill? I hope that every president we ever have is this crazy.”
Dr. Ablow’s comments reminds me of two things: First: Abraham Lincoln telling those who expressed concerns that General Grant might have a drinking problem, “… if I could find out what brand of whisky General Grant drank, I would send a barrel of it to all my other generals.” Second:
Psychologists are to psychiatrists, what candy-stripers are to registered nurses. So, you get what you pay for ... even when it’s free.
C.L. (Chuck) Troupe