Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

August 9, 2003

by V

Other candidates!

We've added links in the left sidebar to the other Dem candidates. Candidates with weblogs get listed first. (Bush doesn't get a link.)

John Kerry has a weblog as of a day or so ago. This is a good thing, and shows the ability of his campaign to adapt (though more slowly than a winner should).

The Dean crowd abhors a vacuum, so a big crowd (plus perhaps some non-Dean-supporting troublemakers) visited and metaphorically criticized the party host, the furniture, the decor and the food. This understandably annoyed some Kerry folk (who, let's face it, are already annoyed at Dean folk). Attempts at increasing peace and understanding are slowly progressing; ah, the joys of breaking new ground.

Meanwhile, Bob Graham's blog is showing some real personality. Today they interviewed one of their campaign's canine workers:

Blog Graham: A Domesticated Animal Speaks Out
We woke up Folly, a 3-year-old Great Pyrenees and expert on homeland security, for a brief interview and some insights into the problems and issues that concern today's working guardian dogs.

LK: Miss Folly, what are the primary threats you see to our national security?

Folly: Cheap Republicans. They're so cheap they didn't even want to give the air marshals a place to sleep at the end of a long day. At least I got a bed. It's a little chewed up, but it's got a sheepskin and inner springs.. Are you telling me we can't do as much for the air marshals?

LK: But the Bush administration argues that we took care of Saddam Hussein. Didn't that make us safe from terrorists?

Folly: Safe from terrorists? Lady, that didn't even make us safe from coyotes...

LK: Some people say that it's unpatriotic and bad political judgement to criticize President Bush.

Folly: Some people say I shed a lot. Get a vacuum.
Plus there's a nice George Tenet-related tweak in there. Fun stuff.
Posted by V at August 9, 2003 12:59 PM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
The Politics of Truth... A Diplomat's Memoir

Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush

Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

The Great Unraveling
The Great Unraveling

The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
The Great Big Book of Tomorrow

Clinton Wars
The Clinton Wars

Blinded by the Right
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

John Adams

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

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