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HOWARD'S WILD MUPPET SHRIEK
New York Post ^ | 1/21/04 | DEBORAH ORIN

Posted on 01/21/2004 1:11:38 AM PST by kattracks

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:19:11 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

January 21, 2004 -- MANCHESTER, N.H. - Howard Dean's bizarre rant in the face of his Iowa defeat was the talk of the nation yesterday - with political pros saying it could doom his presidential bid and voters asking if he's fit for the White House. "I used to be on the Dean bandwagon but now I feel as if he's imploding," said medical student Eliza Shulman, 29.


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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; dean; howarddean; iowa; unfit

1 posted on 01/21/2004 1:11:39 AM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Hehehe. Wild Muppet. This story just gets better and better.
2 posted on 01/21/2004 1:12:27 AM PST by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
Jay Leno's joke tonight was that Iowa cows are afraid of getting Mad Dean Disease.
3 posted on 01/21/2004 1:21:08 AM PST by Hugin
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To: kattracks
Rant "looks like" Howards end? It IS the end. He blew his entire campaign with this stunt. Welcome to oblivion Howie.
4 posted on 01/21/2004 1:24:21 AM PST by GasparSantiago (Howard Dean is an insane gerbil)
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To: kattracks
Does this mean we can start calling Howie "Animal"?
5 posted on 01/21/2004 1:27:59 AM PST by RichInOC ("WE GO WASHINGTON, DC, TAKE BACK WHITE HOUSE! YEEEEEAAAAAAGHHH!!!")
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To: kattracks

6 posted on 01/21/2004 1:30:21 AM PST by Tree of Liberty (This is going to take crackerjack timing.)
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To: kattracks
How about letting Dean co-anchor news with Baghdad Bob? The two of them together would be a riot.
7 posted on 01/21/2004 1:30:50 AM PST by Aracelis
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To: kattracks
Yea, I caught part of his mangled Star Spangled Banner on TV as I was leaving for work. Wasn't part of the Democrat "So you want to be President" information packet little things you might like to learn? Number three was the words to the Star Spangled Banner.
(Number one was don't tell the useful idiots we are Marxist-Socialists. Number two was pretend to be religious until elected.)
8 posted on 01/21/2004 1:58:32 AM PST by IrishCatholic (Liberals are proof that public education has failed.)
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To: kattracks
Kat -

There's one thing to remember about Dean. He got to be Governor of Vermont because he was willing to wait in the shadows as Lt. Gov. Then the Governor died.

Dean controls the hard core left wing of the Dumb-o-crap Party. Thes are the eco-summit protesters, the Earth 1sters, the champagne socialists. Some people are already talking about the Dumb-o-crap "dream team" of Kerry (Massachusetts) and Edwards (North Carolina), but they don't dare alienate the greeny-lefties. The eco-nazis have shown the abilty spite the Party and support third-party candidates (like Nader). I don't think Dean is done-for, not by a long shot; but if he repeats his Hitler-esque rants, he's in deep doo-doo.

9 posted on 01/21/2004 2:21:29 AM PST by capitan_refugio
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To: capitan_refugio
I don't think Dean is done-for,...

I don't either. He's the champion of the party of hate (AKA The Democrats).

10 posted on 01/21/2004 2:25:50 AM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Dean's outburst achieved instant-classic status

Yeah, it was weird and it probably finished him.

But was it any weirder than when Gore left his podium and went chest to chest with Bush during the debate, LOL. The press gave Gore a pass on that one.

IMHO, somebody needed to be psycho-analyzing Gore after those debates, he was "over the top."

11 posted on 01/21/2004 2:38:18 AM PST by dawn53
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To: kattracks
The under-reported story in all of this is just how politically damaging (not to mention plain ole' embarrassing) it is for the literally hundreds of "big stars" in the Democratic Party who opportunistically gave Dean their endorsement when it looked like the Dean train couldn't be stopped.

Gore, Harkin, Bradley, many if not most Democratic governors, a sizeable percentage of the Hollywood elite, many others I'd list if my brain wasn't going dead right now. All of that crowd must be slamming their heads against the wall saying, "How could I be so stupid."

Gore, in particular, is SO finished. He might as well go back to the Grizzly Gore look he had for a while and retire to some wind farm in North Dakota or wherever his eco-utopian vision takes him.

12 posted on 01/21/2004 2:57:34 AM PST by NYS_Eric
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To: Tree of Liberty
Gotta get up much earlier to beat you to the post - LOL! Same thought here, I wish someone could put a graphic of "Animal" and Dean.
13 posted on 01/21/2004 3:00:15 AM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: kattracks
Well, last night Alan Simpson said it best; referring to Dean, he said "he looked like a prairie dog on speed".

The only reason I tuned to LKL was to catch Simpson and as usual he came through in the best whit department.

14 posted on 01/21/2004 3:00:15 AM PST by catfur (In my world, no outfit is complete without cat fur)
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To: kattracks
"Like a Muppet being strangled..."...excellent! Best description I have seen yet of what Dr.. Demento sounded like...
15 posted on 01/21/2004 3:14:27 AM PST by Viet Vet in Augusta GA
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To: kattracks
"I used to be on the Dean bandwagon but now I feel as if he's imploding," said medical student Eliza Shulman, 29. "I was really scared when I saw him on TV. I can't believe I used to be for that guy. It's embarrassing."

Well, Eliza, are you smart enough to realize that you are an idiot and should never trust your political judgement enough to vote ever again?

16 posted on 01/21/2004 4:01:29 AM PST by blanknoone
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To: NYS_Eric
The under-reported story in all of this is just how politically damaging (not to mention plain ole' embarrassing) it is for the literally hundreds of "big stars" in the Democratic Party who opportunistically gave Dean their endorsement when it looked like the Dean train couldn't be stopped.
Good point. When Dean pooped into the fan, all those super-lefties got shit-faced.
17 posted on 01/21/2004 4:29:00 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Tree of Liberty
The Wild Wild Muppet! I love it!
18 posted on 01/21/2004 4:29:49 AM PST by samtheman
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To: kattracks
Oh, jeez, I love the Post.
19 posted on 01/21/2004 4:30:47 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: kattracks
'roid rage? Or just a little "energy booster" to get him through the campaign?

He's either self-medicating, or certifiably nuts.
20 posted on 01/21/2004 4:33:57 AM PST by LouD
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To: kattracks
LOL. Toooo funny.
21 posted on 01/21/2004 4:35:00 AM PST by veronica ("Clinton happens"....F. Lee Mark Levin)
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To: blanknoone
It's embarrassing...Well, Eliza, are you smart enough to realize that you are an idiot and should never trust your political judgment enough to vote ever again?

medical student Eliza Shulman, 29???...OMG! This is a brainless twit and she hopes to become a Doctor?

...and w/ Socialist/Marxist/Elitist/Stalinist Shrillary hoping to come to power in '04/'08 in the wings.

We have got to fight these morons and not sit around and carp about disagreements....or we, As a nation are lost..."in two generations from the summit to the ash-heap of history." :|

22 posted on 01/21/2004 4:36:17 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :)
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To: dawn53
IMHO, somebody needed to be psycho-analyzing Gore after those debates, he was "over the top."

Heh. They were, hence my name here.

I am amazed the the Dems repeatedly offer up candidates who, if they were running in a small town, would not seriously be considered for Dogcatcher.

23 posted on 01/21/2004 4:42:20 AM PST by Gorzaloon (Contents may have settled during shipping, but this tagline contains the stated product weight.)
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To: kattracks
The (liberal) pundits are framing the democrat nomination fight as a horse race. It will turn out to be more like a gun fight with the last man standing at the convention. Dean might be wounded, maybe even mortally, but he will stick around until the convention and maybe afterwards. He has the most money and the most hard core, die hard support.

This isn't over for Dean (thank God). There will be a four way fight all the way to the convention. Even if Dean doesn't get the nomination, we might be lucky enough to see him run as a third party (the MAD party?) candidate. Sit back and enjoy watching the dems destroy themselves.

24 posted on 01/21/2004 4:55:09 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian
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To: kattracks
Check that cover. Gotta love the NY Post.
25 posted on 01/21/2004 4:59:33 AM PST by BunnySlippers (Help Bring Colly-fornia Back ...)
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To: kattracks
but instead led the crowd in a chorus of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Didn't he mangle the song too?

26 posted on 01/21/2004 5:32:29 AM PST by lepton
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To: samtheman
Todd Stottlemeyer?
27 posted on 01/21/2004 5:34:18 AM PST by wordsofearnest (It ain't the whistle that pulls the train.)
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To: kattracks

28 posted on 01/21/2004 7:03:17 AM PST by Bulldog1967 (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Bulldog1967
I've felt for some time that the best Republican ad against Dean would be to simply put these or similar pictures on the tube--without any additional comment.

Your pictures go one better.

Unfotunately, his flaws are becoming apparent to the DEMs and they won't nominate him in the end. Too bad.
29 posted on 01/21/2004 9:07:30 AM PST by wildbill
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To: hobbes1
deborah orin gets it.
30 posted on 01/21/2004 9:08:06 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
Jim McLaughlin, a Republican strategist, said it was possible for Dean to recover, but only if he wins Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.

Tuesday is all that matters.

31 posted on 01/21/2004 9:15:12 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: xsmommy
and this is why ....
32 posted on 01/21/2004 9:29:54 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: kattracks
Sock Puppets would have been a more prudent course than Primal Scream Therapy. He needs to see a new psychotherapist.
33 posted on 01/21/2004 9:42:48 AM PST by Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi
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To: kattracks
Another funny editorial on Dean's shriek: Jumping the shark: Dean takes deep-water dive.
34 posted on 01/21/2004 9:51:11 AM PST by Ichneumon
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To: Ichneumon
"As Dr. Dean introduced Americans to the strange, exotic, high-weirdness realm of his subconscious id, a volcanic rush of repressed instincts and wild Dionysian feelings exploded with frenzied terror. Smug, smarmy, suburban SUV-driving, Starbucks-swilling liberals, socialists, and trendy Ben&Jerry's Vermont Communists sat in shocked disbelief as their dreams of expanding totalitarian statist control combined with unbridled perversion sank into the dark despair of bewilderment and sobering confusion... Not since William Jefferson Clinton sat red-faced before video cameras discussing cigars and the meaning of the word is had the denudation of a socialist buffoon appeared so surreal and yet....so illuminating..."
35 posted on 01/21/2004 10:05:52 AM PST by Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi
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To: Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi
You took a long break from the forum, but I'm glad you showed up for this. Perfect screename.
36 posted on 01/21/2004 10:10:33 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Come see the violence inherent in the system!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Abducted by Aliens... (They're gonna pay though...)

[irony]

37 posted on 01/21/2004 10:12:34 AM PST by Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi
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To: Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi
Well put on yer tinfoil and stick around this time, OK?
38 posted on 01/21/2004 10:13:55 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Come see the violence inherent in the system!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
The Roswell '47 Zetitanium Wrap works better for channelling etheric vibrations from the ionosphere into the cerebral cortex. Just make sure to add enough colloidal silver into your purified mineral water to prevent any dopanergic damage to the right temporal lobe. :)
39 posted on 01/21/2004 10:19:11 AM PST by Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi
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To: kattracks

"Not only are we going to New Hampshire ... we're going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and we're going to California and Texas and New York..."

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Call 1-800-ASK--LESKO! That's 1-800-ASK--LESKO!!!

40 posted on 01/23/2004 12:21:50 PM PST by presidio9 ("it's not just a toilet, it's a lifestyle.")
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To: kattracks
A "Muppet being srangled"? That was Hugh Hewitt's line. Does she owe him royalties, or at least lunch?
41 posted on 01/23/2004 12:28:10 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Help...my grounded teenager is holding me hostage... send cookies!)
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