Tuesday, September 02, 2003

I've just returned from the American Political Science Association's annual meeting in Philadelphia, at which I learned, among other things, that President Bush suffers from extreme amounts of repressed rage due to a childhood of emotional deprivation. This accounts for his eagerness to start wars, as well as his need to surround himself with "neoconservative ideologues" (it's so they can furnish him with justifications for starting all these wars he wants to fight). Or so argue Thomas Langston and Elizabeth Sanders of Tulane and Cornell Universities, respectively, in their seminal paper, "Predicting Ideological Intensity in Presidential Administrations: The G.W. Bush Presidency in Theoretical Perspective." Incisive stuff, what America's political scientists come up with.



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