: Just saw a snippet of a preview of a Dean interview in Rolling Stone, out Friday, in which he says that Bush has a father obsession and that’s why he wants to be re-elected. Interview out Friday.
: UPDATE: Good on Swopa from the comments… He has the fuller (and thus more accurate) quote I couldn’t find after having heard it on TV:
“I admire George Bush’s father,” Dean told the magazine during the course of two question-and-answer sessions last month. “There were some things I strongly disagreed with him on, but he tried to be a good president.”
He said President Bush is the opposite of his father.
“This president is not interested in being a good president.” “He’s interested in some complicated psychological situation that he has with his father,” the Democratic presidential front-runner said. “He is obsessed with being re-elected, and his obsession with re-election is hurting the country.”
He’s right that the word “obsession” was linked to re-election, but he’s still making a psychological diagnosis.