Read here for a run-down of Howard Dean’s gaffes:
Mad Howard’s frantic, peptic rise to top dog in the Democratic pack exhibits similar symptoms, from his “unsteady” (retracted) crack about rebel flags to his hideous conspiratorial “hint” that President Bush knew in advance of 9-11, to his demand we deal with the Soviet Union (it’s Russia now, Howard), to his huff that America is no safer with Saddam Hussein incarcerated, followed by his startling revelation that Job is his favorite book in the New Testament.
Imagine the monthlong jihad Maureen Dowd and other smirky national press pooh-bahs would have waged had Bush done a similar job on Job.
Read here, where Oliver Willis fails to note that they were actually gaffe’s, and sees a conspiracy:
People like myself, especially after the poll-tested fiasco of the 2002 election find it reassuring that a Democrat will say what needs to be said about Team Bush. On the other hand, the media, GOP and establishment Dems are salivating at painting Dean into a “gaffe” box and his straight-talker style doesn’t help.
Here is Dean’s latest:
Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, trying to limit the fallout from negative comments he made four years ago, said Friday he “really didn’t understand the Iowa caucuses” when he said they were dominated by extremist special interests.
“I wouldn’t be where I am without the Iowa caucuses,” said Dean, who leads in polls but is facing a strong challenge by rival Dick Gephardt.
Dean has not addressed his 2000 comments, made on a Canadian program, but said if elected he would press for Iowa to be the first contest of the 2008 campaign.
There appear to be a lot of things Dean doesn’t know anything about.