January 20, 2004

A Thought Experiment

Listen to Howard Dean after losing a substantial lead and finishing third in Iowa last night.

Now, imagine a President Howard Dean reading to school children when his chief of staff comes up and informs him that two planes have slammed into the World Trade Center towers in an apparent terrorist attack, or perhaps as the beginning of open war against America.

Two questions. First, is Howard Dean angry about the right things and are his priorities clear? Second, in the aftermath of 9/11 and with the emotional confusion it would have generated, which would be at least 100 times stronger than what Howard Dean experienced last night, is this the man whose finger should be on any button?

Posted by Charles Austin at January 20, 2004 10:49 AM

Not a problem, Charles. Dean would have simply dropped dead of a massive coronary on being informed of the attack. Or his head would have exploded.

Posted by: greg at 08:20 AM

Excellent point, Charles, and the thought I had right away when I saw Hollerin' Howard.
(I'm sure Dean would have nuked half the 3rd world if he'd been CiC on 9/11/01. Shudder. After he'd asked France if it was OK.)
No American should cast their vote in November without keeping this question in the front of their minds.

Posted by: Jennie Taliaferro at 08:26 PM