Monday, June 13, 2005

You kiss your mother with that mouth?

On Hannity & Colmes, with Colmes doing his best trappist monk vow of silence impression most of the time, Vice-President Dick Cheney is quoted as saying about DNC Chairman Howard Dean, "I've never been able to understand his appeal. Maybe his mother loved him, but I've never met anybody who does. He's never won anything, as best I can tell."

First off, is there any doubt that 2008 will have a lot of Republican commercials with a tag line like "Hillary, not even her mother loved her!" or "John Edwards, not even his mother loved him!" Some variation might be, "Hillary, the loser mommy and daddy hated!"

Secondly, after "Mission Accomplised" I would think Dick Cheney would have at least looked up what the term "won" meant. For the record, Dean won a seat in the Vermont House of Representatives by winning an election in 1983. Dean won the Vermont lieutenant governor's job by winning an election in 1986 and was re-elected, which means he re-won the job in 1988. He re-won the lieutenant governor's position, again which means he re-won and not lost it in 1990. Dean won his first full term as Vermont's governor in November 1992 and re-won, re-won, re-won and re-won the position by being re-elected governor four more times.

"He's never won anything, as best I can tell." said Cheney. Yeah, that's what we can expect from your "best." But this isn't about an obvious lie with "yo momma" thrown in for good measure. It's about the kind of people Cheney and the Republicans court for votes. People who want to be lied to because it's more comfortable than the truth. It's not, as Dick Cheney said the other day, the Iraqi insurgency that is in its "last throes" it's truth and honesty in government.

And by the way Dick. Your momma too.


Blogger scott heiman said...

I read the Bull Moose, blog, for commentary on the Dean statement and the comparison to that of Sen. Obama. Worth reading.

In regards to "Dick," the Republicans are rattled. Polls are in a free fall. Iraq in a quagmire. No domestic initiative has much support. So they pull out the old handbook, rip the oppostion.

Now truth be told, I am not a Howard Dean fan. I do think he will do a good job building up the grassroots of the party. But as a spokesman for the party he is horrible.

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