September 12, 2003

Yellow Dog Days of the Campaign

Fellow Democrats Pile on Howard Dean

Democratic presidential contenders have unleashed a sudden “swarm offense” on frontrunner Howard Dean. After attacks on Dean by Sen. Joe Lieberman, Sen. John Kerry and Sen. John Edwards earlier in the week, Rep. Dick Gephardt on Friday accused Dean of supporting Medicare cuts in 1995. And then, adding insult to obloquy, Gephardt compared Dean to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, one of the Republicans most-despised by Democrats.

Despised? My, that sounds awfully judgmental and mean spirited, doesn't it? But I've often wondered what made them dogs yellow. There's an old rule of thumb that advises against engaging in pissing matches -- even if you win you still need a shower.

Posted by Charles Austin at September 12, 2003 09:55 PM