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August 23, 2006

Dean Lets It Rip



Like the physician that he is, Howard Dean cuts through the crap with laser-like precision:

On George Felix Allen, Jr.

"I served with George Allen when he was Governor. I don't think he belongs in public service. There are Republicans who are capable and smart, thoughtful people, and he's not one of them. "

On Sore Loserman

"Ned Lamont is a Democrat. But Joe is the past and I think we need a new direction in this country and it's not just the Lieberman Lamont race. It's all over the country. People are looking for a new direction for the country. "

On McCain's Phoniness

"You know how everybody leaves the ship once it heads in the wrong direction. McCain was a huge booster of the war until now I guess things are getting hot in the kitchen, so he decided to get out. "

On Shrub's "Press Conference"

"You don't make a permanent commitment to a failed policy. "

On Katrina

"I think Katrina -- the response to Katrina was effectively the end to the President's presidency in the sense that people all of a sudden saw the small man behind the curtain.

[...]

And for the first time in our lifetime and in the world's lifetime, since World War II -- since before World War II -- we suddenly saw an American president just descend into failure. And I don't think he's ever recovered from that."

On Iraq and Bush:

BLITZER: But as you know, a lot of Democrats, especially Democratic senators, are also saying the U.S. should try to finish the job and not set an artificial deadline for getting out.

DEAN: Finishing the job? The job was finished. We went in there to get rid of Saddam Hussein. We got rid of him. Then we decided we were going to occupy the country, and then we decided that we would try to mitigate a civil war, which we're now in.

The problem is, the job, as far as the president keeps defining it, is a moving target. He doesn't know what the job is. He doesn't know what the end point is.
Dean would've made a great, no-nonsense, get-the-job-done kind of president. Which is why the DC/media establishment, sensing they have a real outsider on their hands, destroyed his candidacy.

(h/t: Daily Kos)

posted at 7:36 PM by Wonky Muse

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