Time Essay: The People's Analyst

Patient: Doctor, I think that I'm a dog. Doctor: How long have you felt this way? Patient: Ever since I was a puppy.

Not exactly a thigh-slapper, but not terrible for a psychiatrist joke either. The genre may be about to expand, however. With the victory of Psychiatrist James A. McDermott over Dixy Lee Ray in the Washington State Democratic primary last week, the country trembles on the brink of having its first psychiatrist Governor. Dr. McDermott has offered himself as a "Governor who listens," and when a psychiatrist says a thing like...

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