...a stern if not angry Howard Dean, told the media to “get a new life.”
Frankly, I think the overwhelming majority of Americans can sympathize. That's good for Dean.
What forum did he say it at, though?
At an event meant to mark the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,...
M'kay, well, maybe that's not the best place...
Dean, who was not scheduled as one of the speakers, arrived with the national and local media waiting. The event had been posted on the media roster by his campaign.
A good political idea, except that you WEREN'T INVITED AND PUT IT ON YOUR MEDIA ROSTER, confirming your presence was primarily political.
“Dean came here and he was hoping that his henchmen would get the job done," said 26-year-old Seville Lee, who heads a mentoring program for at-risk youth in Des Moines. "He thought he was going to speak."
Uh huh. That, um, doesn't sound good...
“I’m offended that Dean would even try and do this,” said Lee, who organized a children’s play that day in honor of King. “He wasn’t scheduled to speak.
"If he wanted to come he could go sit down like everyone else.”
“Dean did not come there to speak, Dean’s national spokesman Jay Carson later said. "He came there to pay his respects, and he felt that the crush of the press was distracting and not showing the respect that Dr. King deserves.”
Organizers were left confused and frustrated, as the bulk of the media quickly followed Dean out of the auditorium.
“I think it was very disrespectful," said Donna Graves, who was on the planning committee for the commemoration ceremony. "The intent of today was not to look at Howard Dean.
See, if Dean hadn't posted it on his media roster, I could accept he just wanted to pay respects. As it is, regardless of his intent, this is-- perhaps-- the sloppiest caucus day politicking ever.
Zack is right. Dean is a dot com bubble that's ready to burst. I think he's self-destructing before our very eyes. It's amazing. You never know where the winds of fortune will take you...
St. Louis must be destroyed!
Me: "I have a job and five credit cards and am looking into signing a two year lease. THAT MAKES ME OLD."
Josh: "I don't have a job, I have ONE credit card, I'm stuck in a lease and I'm 28! My mom's basement IS ONE BAD DECISION AWAY!"
~~ Josh, winning the argument.
"Congress . . . shall include every idiot, lunatic, insane person, and person non compos mentis[.]" ~1 U.S.C. § 1, selectively quoted for accuracy.