Monday, December 22, 2003

Out of the Mainstream? Hardly, by Howard Dean

Washington Post

Dean responds to this Post editorial calling his foreign policy views "beyond the mainstream." He says the Bush administration is out of the mainstream, not him.

This is pretty similar to the judicial nominations banter: Schumer says Estrada is out of the mainstream. Hatch says filibusters are beyond the mainstream, and Estrada is normal. And so it goes.

Everyone is wrong. The long-elusive mainstream is actually personified by Pier Paolo Pasolini, famed Italian communist homosexual filmmaker who was murdered in 1975 by a child he wished to have sex with. If only they knew.

To sum it up, politicians ought to flee the mainstream for their lives, and fight it out for the most radical positions possible. You know, like the French.

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