Upper Left isn't an anti-Dean blog...
...not by design, anyway. It's just that bad new for Dr. Dean seems to be dominating the news cycle lately. I offered a full dose yesterday, and I could do the same thing again with detailed quotes and commentary about stories from the New York Times, the LA Times, TAPPED and/or MSNBC, all of which offer less than flattering coverage of the Governor's consistency, credibility and/or prospects.
If you want a full dose of Dean-hate, you can go read all those links, or you can just go here and see what a real anti-Dean blog looks like. Jonathan Chait opened his new 'Diary of a Dean-o-Phobe with these observations.
"I find him arrogant and frequently dishonest. Yes, I'm certain his nomination would lead to a political disaster of historic, and possibly biblical, proportions. And, yes, I'm continuously dumbfounded that a number of highly intelligent people I know have convinced themselves that his nomination is a good thing, or at least that it's not an unambiguously bad thing. But somehow the whole of my loathing for Dean is greater than the sum of its parts."
"But recently I'm finding that Dean hatred is crowding out Bush hatred in my mental space. It's not that I think Dean would be a worse president than Bush--he'd probably be better, although that's extremely faint praise given that Bush is the worst president of the last 80 years. Bush is like the next-door neighbor who lets his dog poop on your lawn and his kid shoot bb's at your house and who says something irritating to you every day on his way to work. Dean, on the other hand, is like the ne'er-do-well who's dating your daughter. You realize the neighbor is a worse person than the boyfriend, but the boyfriend (and the frightening prospect that he'll become your son-in-law) consumes more of your attention."
It's almost enough to make me hang up my Dean-bashing hat in tribute to a real master.
Almost, but not quite.