Friday, May 12, 2006

Political Remoras

"What he has spent it on, apparently, is just hiring a bunch of staff people to wander around Utah and Mississippi and pick their nose."

-- Dem strategist Paul Begala on DNC Chair Howard Dean's spending, CNN, 5/11

Disagreeing with the 50 state strategy is one thing. But this isn't just a disagreement. This is an insult to the thousands of activists that have joined the party in recent years.

Begala and company attached themselves to the biggest shark around. Now they are suffering from the delusion that they are sharks themselves.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Boy said...

I like your take on this better than my own.

8:35 AM  
Blogger Jonathan Versen said...

the establishment democrats freaked out in late 2003 when it looked like Dean had preemptively sewn up the nomination, and it appears they still haven't gotten over it.

Hindsight is of course 20/20, but more and more Kerry looks like he was the anti-Dean candidate more than he ever was the anti-Bush candidate.

All the democrats in the upper echelons of the party who supported the Iraq war resolution in 2002 often seem more concerned with not being made to look bad by subsequent events(and grassroots voters) than with being an effective opposition party. If my humble thesis is correct, it would go a long way towards explaining why they seem so determined to keep losing and rolling over with hardly a sound.

11:48 PM  

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