Instead, in an apparent Freudian slip, he said, “We must replace the discredited president.”
Quell is a feral creature; a personification of the Freudian id.
On his website, Rove refers to this story as involving “a lottery in Baghdad,” a Freudian slip of epic proportions.
1910, used at first in a general way for "sexual," from name of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. Freudian slip first attested 1959.
Freudian Freud·i·an (froi'dē-ən)
Relating to or being in accordance with the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud. n.
An individual who accepts the tenets of psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud, especially a psychiatrist who applies Freudian theory and method in conducting psychotherapy.