Tuesday, December 30

Terry McAuliffe Takes A Stand - Shows Backbone

Ha ha ha ha. Okay. Seriously...

Party Chief Won't Break Up Scuffles

DES MOINES — Democratic Party National Chairman Terry McAuliffe has no plans to play referee to what has become a vitriolic presidential primary, saying through a spokeswoman Monday that voters would decide whether the negative campaigning was good politics.

His comments came a day after Howard Dean, the Democratic front-runner, criticized McAuliffe for not stepping in to stem the growing attacks on Dean by other candidates — in particular Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kerry and Rep. Dick Gephardt of Missouri.

Dean's call for a cease-fire to campaign hostilities sparked a new round of assaults.

"I've got news for Howard Dean: The primaries are a warm-up compared to what George Bush and Karl Rove have waiting for the Democratic nominee," Lieberman said. "If Howard Dean can't stand the heat in the Democratic kitchen, he's going to melt in a minute once the Republicans start going after him."
Okay, so let me get this straight, Joe. Your attacks on him are, uh...just to prepare him for Karl Rove? Pal, he's 'way ahead of you there. Stop doing us favors. You did enough in 2000 when you were Dick Cheney's bitch in the debates.