Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Who is Howard Dean and What's His Problem?

Two of today's Washington Post editorials take this question on.

Marjorie Williams says being a doctor is his problem - he won't admit he's falliable. I wrote about some doctors' attitudes yesterday, but if you want a good portrayal of the doctor-turned-politician phenomenon, read this NY Times profile of Bill Frist from a few months ago. He basically thought he was a god for a time.

Harold Meyerson thinks Dean is too much like John Wayne, and not enough like Jimmy Stewart.

What Meyerson is trying to say is that Dean should be the doctor in The Shootist (Stewart), not the gunslinger (Wayne).

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