Thursday, May 11, 2006

Take That, Freud!


At TPM Cafe, Mark Schmitt psychoanalyzes the President in relation to his treatment of his father's former agency:
I don’t have a very specific theory here, but it seems natural to wonder whether this almost inexplicable hostility to the CIA as an institution has some deeper roots in Bush’s complex relationship to his father.
I have a theory here, but it's not as much fun.

Imagine your father served for many years as an executive in a company, and later became CEO of its parent corporation. A decade later you are the CEO of the parent, and have discussed with your father not only the inefficiencies and absurdities of the subsidiary, but how his own efforts to reform it were unsuccessful. You have the power to impose significant change on the subsidiary, so you do.

Now let's assume you aren't very good at your job.

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