Thursday, August 7, 2008

Captain Howard Dean, the 21st Century Edward John Smith

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By Larry Johnson

Nope. Sorry. That’s not fair to Captain Edward John Smith. Who, you may ask, is Captain Smith? He commanded the ill-fated Titanic on its first and last voyage. Dean, like Smith, is charging full speed ahead through turbulent political waters with nary a care for what lies over the horizon. Smith, warned about the risk of icebergs, ordered the Titanic to run full tilt. I suspect he wanted to have a do-over on that choice as he sank beneath the icy waters of the North Atlantic.

So what about Captain Dean? The warning signs are everywhere. Barky Obama has no sense of humor, prickly thin skin, an ego the size of an artic iceberg, and is getting no traction in the pulls. In fact, the more folks learn about him the less they like him. And this without the Republicans mounting a significant, comprehensive ad campaign to introduce the Chicago Messiah. Anybody out there buying the notion that the Republicans will give Obama a pass come 1 September? Didn’t think so.

Howard Dean, unlike the Titanic’s Smith, can see the danger ahead. At least Smith’s crew tried to steer clear of the iceberg once they spotted the threat. But Dean’s crew? Hell no. Full speed ahead. These clowns are going to sunder the Democratic party in the name of a symbolic gesture. Hopefully they will enjoy the same happy legacy that accompanies the mention of Captain Edward John Smith. We can total the damages and loss of life that accompanied the sinking of the Titanic. The sum remains to be run on the cost of Dean’s folly in backing Obama. But I think it will be huge.

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