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.