I missed the debates.
But a couple days ago I did catch Chris Mathews on Hardball and he had on Bill Maher. Now of course Bill Maher is a total anomaly, people think he is liberal which on some issues he is but on others he's not. (e.g. he voted for dole for pres.) I think he is just odd and of course can be an ass...but he pretty informed.
anyway when asked about the debate he said he saw it and he was not impressed with any of the candidates and when he was asked specifically about howard dean, he actually said something that I thought was odd... he said he had him on his show a couple of times and he came away from it thinking one thing....that dean wasn't very smart.
that struck me odd.
I checked msnbc to see if they had a transcript of the show...they only had snippets.. but one other thing he said did make me laugh.http://www.msnbc.com/news/911111.asp?0dm=C13IV
|On the comment that got him fired: I was the first one to be Dixie Chicked. But as far as the Dixie Chicks go, you know, what we have in common is that they said something that was not a critique of the military. I said something that was in no way a critique of the military. And our enemies tried and, successfully in many ways, connected what we said falsely to a critique of the military.
|Somehow the Dixie Chicks, by saying “we’re ashamed to be from the same state as President Bush,” somehow, that got to be something that hurt the morale of the troops. Because you know, our poor troops, they just couldn’t continue fighting because the Dixie Chicks had made President Bush feel bad. How did they find the strength?
Like I said, I didn't see the debate...but I keep wondering if there is another candidate out in the wings that hasn't come forward yet.