A reader writes:
Your desperate desire to slam Dean is disappointing, since I enjoy your writing. But I guess its understandable – the guy’s basically a living rebuke to you and your conservative beliefs. He shows that it is liberals, not conservatives, who will advance equal rights for gays in this country. He shows that it is liberals, not conservatives, who can balance budgets – while at the same time providing a statewide health care availability to everyone, rather than your "available if you can pay for it" method. He proves that liberals don’t want to take your guns – and worst of all, he proves that it was the liberals (the non-sellout ones) who were clear thinking on what the Iraq war would be like, as opposed to the sugarplum fairytale fantasies of conservatives.
Actually, the reason I have come to dislike Dean is because he is an arrogant, devious, self-righteous, and politically maladroit bully. But you were saying …?