Tuesday, June 14, 2005


I never had any strong opinion about who the Democratic candidate for president should be. By "should be" I mean the guy who had the most chance of winning. I was certainly a Dean sympathizer during the primaries - I thought he brought the discussion to a better place - but not an outright supporter. I had strong opinions about how to win, but never really had strong opinions about who the right candidate was.

But, I think, a year and a half or so later it's pretty instructive to remind ourselves what constituted the worst political gaffe in the history of the universe, according to The Note fuckwads and their ilk.

So, let's listen to a rousing campaign speech, directed at a crowd of passionate supporters who had just lost, and consider why it was thought to be so offensive.

Listen here! Extra bonus guns and roses.