Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean, on John McCain:
"While we honor McCain's military service, the fact is Americans want a real leader who offers real solutions, not a blatant opportunist who doesn't understand the economy and is promising to keep our troops in Iraq for 100 years."
Yeah, a blatant opportunist. What cunning calculation to let himself be taken prisoner in Vietnam just to add to his presidential potential.
Howard Dean, four years ago, on John Kerry:
"Who would you rather have in charge of the defense of the United States of America, a group of people who never served a day overseas in their life, or a guy who served his country honorably and has three Purple Hearts and a Silver Star on the battlefields of Vietnam?"
Yeah, the Vietnam "hero" who used his brief visit to Vietnam as a springboard to the anti-war movement and an entry into politics.
I have problems with some of John McCain's positions. And a military record is not in and of itself a qualification for the presidency. But Democrats who want to talk about defense of the United States should be very careful here, and Howard Dean should be locked in a small, dark room.
(Via Best of the Web)