People who go in for psychoanalysis have been talking Oedipus complex -- meaning the son took us to war to show up his father. Certainly, young Dubya was no credit to the family -- always in trouble drinking, a flop in the oil business, using Pappy’s pull to stay out of Vietnam, and forever stumbling over words. The elder Bush is also dyslexic -- and no great intellect, but not nearly as bad.
Dubya has been called the very worst president in the history of the United States. If that is true -- and I think it is -- then Dick Cheney must be the very worst vice president. He has been a surrogate father to Dubya -- there has long been doubt as to which of them is really in charge. Tonight, Dubya will be back out there alone- -- well, largely alone, with a raft of selected questioners and a spinroom full of buzz. And once again, he’ll go up against an opponent who doesn’t have real answers but sure has today’s news on his side. A round not to be missed.