I Think the Shrinks Call It "Projection"

According to this AP story

Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich questioned President Bush's mental health in light of comments he made about a nuclear Iran precipitating World War III.

"I seriously believe we have to start asking questions about his mental health," Kucinich, an Ohio congressman, said in an interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer's editorial board on Tuesday. "There's something wrong. He does not seem to understand his words have real impact."

Well … Salon reproduces a few sentences from Dennis's campaign book, A Prayer for America:
Spirit merges with matter to sanctify the universe. Matter transcends, to return to spirit. The interchangeability of matter and spirit means the starlit magic of the outermost life of our universe becomes the soul-light magic of the innermost life of our self. The energy of the stars becomes us. We become the energy of the stars. Stardust and spirit unite and we begin: one with the universe; whole and holy; from one source, endless creative energy, bursting forth, kinetic, elemental; we -- the earth, air, water and fire-source of nearly fifteen billion years of cosmic spiraling.
"That's the kind of sanity we need in a Chief Executive, man! Dubya never says shit like that. Even when he was on the 'shrooms, he never said shit like that!"

Salon also refers to, but does not quote Kucinich's "Haiku of Hegemony." Fortunately, it's easy enough to find. It seems to be a description of the Kucinich Administration's energy policy.

Plotting gains. False promise low rates,
Political contributions place.
Regulatory controls erase.
Energy supplies manipulate.
Shortages create.
Taxpayers bled.
Ratepayers dead.
Windfall profitgate.
Earnings misstate.
Stock inflate.
Enron investigate.
Bail-outs by state.
System remains.
I'm impressed that the author of the above passages could have the cojones to speculate on someone else's mental health.

[I blogged on Mrs. Kucinich's poetry earlier this year.]