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Calling Dr. Freud…

October 13, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Less than a month after using the word “erection” when he meant “election,” Mayor Jerry Sanders on Monday slipped up again while reading a speech announcing who will serve on a task force that will recommend how Balboa Park will be governed in the future.

“Over the next sex—six—months,” he said, the 17-member task force will hold public meetings to determine how best to create a public, nonprofit entity that will help the city manage and raise funds to offset more than $200 million in deferred maintenance identified in a privately funded study earlier this year.

After his laughter-inducing gaffe last month during a San Diego County Taxpayers Association luncheon speech, Sanders jokingly blamed “those damn commercials” the night before during a Chargers game he was watching, the Union-Tribune reported at the time.

But the Chargers were idle Sunday. So what happened this time?

“He’s secretly a German, and he reverted to his native tongue,” joshed mayoral spokesperson Rachel Laing. “Don’t tell anyone!”

Interestingly (or not), such a slip-up is often referred to as a parapraxis, or more familiarly, a Freudian slip, named after the famed father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, who suggested that such an error in speech could be interpreted as occurring “due to the interference of some unconscious wish, conflict or train of thought,” according to Wikipedia.

Not wanting to go there, CityBeat will simply report that the task force’s first meeting will be held Monday at 6 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room of the Balboa Park Club, 2150 Pan American Road in Balboa Park.

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  1. Task Force? permalink
    October 16, 2009 - 12:00 pm 12:00 pm

    Can anyone direct us to an announcement that names the task force members?
    Also, I’d say Dr. Fraud would be a more likely expert to help jerry out…if not Dr. Feud…to remedy the chronic diseases of the Sanders administration.

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