Thursday, March 25, 2010

Freudian Slip

The senior Democrat in the House of Representatives (John Dingell) slipped the other day and said this about the new health care bill that just passed.

DINGELL:  Paul W. (Smith), we're not ready to be doing it, but let me remind you, this has been going on for years. We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you're going to pass legislation that will cover 300 American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.

It is reported that Dingell later contacted the Wall Street Journal to clarify saying that he was "tired" and that was the reason for the slip.

A slip is a slip and a Freudian slip is what that was. He didn't let fly something that isn't true, he let slip something that he wanted hidden. 

That's a pretty big slip though. He used a phrase that shouldn't even be in the paragraph he used. to help the people would have worked, or for the American people, but to control the people? That phrase is as out of place as a turd in a punch bowl.

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