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I’m A Genius

On November 07, 2003, in a entry on this blog headlined:

Maybe if his father had told him he loved him a little more, we wouldn’t be in this fix

I wrote: “I’m officially convinced that when the histories of the George W. Bush presidency come to be written some 25 years from now–the average time needed for perspective, and always assuming we’re still here–we’ll find that a whole lot of his problems with job performance, not to mention personality, will come down to that good old favorite, “daddy issues.”

Today, in an entry in his Nation blog The Daily Outrage headlined White House Brat, Matt Bivens quotes Bob Woodward on his interviews with the “president” for his new book.

“Then he said something that really struck me. He said of his father, ‘He is the wrong father to appeal to for advice. The wrong father to go to, to appeal to in terms of strength.’ And then he said, ‘There’s a higher Father that I appeal to.’”


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