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Friday, April 22, 2005

Howard Dean, undignified: I'm not saying it, he is.

Between a speech he delivered without notes and a question-answer session, Dean regaled an appreciative audience for nearly 90 minutes without once raising his voice, as he did after last year's Iowa primary election. But he did draw howls of laughter by mimicking a drug-snorting Rush Limbaugh.

"I'm not very dignified," he said. "But I'm not running for president anymore." In fact, as part of his commitment to lead the party for the next four years, he has sworn not to seek any office until after 2008.


I really couldn't care less if he makes fun of Rush, funnier people than him already have. We do it all the time in this country, poke fun at those who topple from the highest horses. Rush doesn't need special treatment - he's a big boy (not a fat joke, there, by the way) with 15 hours a week to defend himself and make fun of others of he chooses. But I find it interesting that Dean admits that the undignified part of himself is his true character and he was playing nice during the primary campaign. That scream, I guess, was a glimpse at the inner Howard. But doesn't he think that "leader of the Democratic party" is a job that requires dignity? I guess not.

Of course, we had 8 years of a Clinton presidency to show us that the "no shirt, no shoes" rule was pretty much out the window as far a the left was concerned.

Via Viking Pundit.

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