re: Abe Dew

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Regarding the Mountain Dew commercial portraying Lincoln as a violent, crazed lunatic: In my research on Lincoln I ran across a New England Journal of Medicine article from about ten years ago describing how medical researchers recreated the primitive, mercury-intense anti-depression drug that Lincoln took for much of his adult life. According the the New Enland Journal, the drug would have caused sudden outbursts of violent rage. (The Lincoln cult, which has a fabricated excuse for everything, claims that he stopped taking the drug when he became president — as though he would have shared that fact with the world). As for his mental illnesses (in addition to depression), they spin it by saying that they somehow “fueled his greatness.”

12:44 pm on March 4, 2009