My favorite Democrat, part 3

The Washington Times conducted an interview with retiring Democratic Senator Zell Miller of Georgia in connection with the publication of his new book, A National Party No More: The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat: “One Democratic vote for Bush.”
Reading the interview provides two kinds of pleasure that conservative partisans like us are unused to experiencing: The pleasure of a well stated but consoling observation, compounded with pleasure of the Schadenfreude variety deriving from the unhappiness the observation itself must cause our opponents. Consider, for example, Miller’s indictment of the Democratic candidates for the presidential nomination: “They have managed to take the main plank of the McGovern race, antiwar, and the main plank in the Mondale race, raising taxes, and put them together. How dumb can you get?”
If this were all he had said, it would have been enough. But Miller also added specifics regarding the current Democratic frontrunner to his general indictment of the nine candidates: “Howard Dean needs to take a little anger-management course. But he also needs to take a crash course on the history of freedom. I don’t think he has a clue where it came from. If he had been living that night in April of 1775, when Paul Revere came riding by shouting ‘The British are coming, the British are coming,’ Howard Dean would have yelled out his window, ‘Shut up, I’m trying to get some sleep.'”
SUPPLEMENTARY READING: Don’t miss Mark Steyn’s survey of the Democratic field in “Democratic ‘metrosexuals’ hard to believe.” (Courtesy of RealClearPolitics.)


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