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I love this guy!

Wow, I don't even have to miss Terry McAuliffe anymore! I'm growing more and more convinced that Dr. Dean is every bit as great (for the Republicans) a DNC chairman as his predecessor.

To many of my friends on the right who predicted this all along, I know I'm late to this party. You were right, and I was wrong. This past week has definitively convinced me of that.

The past few days has seen Howard Dean

  • turn in a woefully disappointing fundraising quarter
  • call for Tom DeLay to serve his jail sentence, despite the fact that he's yet to be charged with any crime (this from the person who insisted on Osama bin Laden's presumption of innocence, mind you)
  • make Democrats openly fret about the extent to which he's being outmaneuvered by GOP chairman Ken Mehlman

So what do we have today, after Dr. Dean's appearance on Meet the Press? We have this gem:

[T]he thing that really bothered me the most, which the 9-11 Commission said also wasn't true, is the insinuation that the president continues to make to this day that Osama bin Laden had something to do with supporting terrorists that attacked the United States. That is false.

Hell, forget the presumption of innocence, let's go straight for the declaration of innocence, why don't we?

Yeah yeah, I know he meant Saddam Hussein and not OBL. But if President Bush had made a similar error on national television, the lefty bloggers would be gleefully shouting it from the rooftops, so I'm only too glad to return the favor.

Because context here is important. It's not an idle slip of the tongue from someone who's characteristically calm, sober, measured, and controlled. Rather, it's the latest in a series of egregious faux pas and screwups, worthy of amateur hour in the mayoral elections of Bumfuck, Arkansas.

Only this isn't Bumfuck, and it's not supposed to be amateur hour. We're talking about the elected spokesperson for the Democratic National Convention.

Thank God for this guy! Given the number of Republican missteps of late, the GOP's going to need all the help it can get. Fortunately, it seems Dr. Dean is bound and determined to give it to us.


Don't forget Dean's delightful little ditty mocking Rush Limbaugh's drug addiction. Good doctor, indeed.

You, sir, have defamed the honor and good name of my dearly esteemed hometown of Bumfuck in my beloved native state of Arkansas! I demand satisfaction!

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