As David Frum says: "Reid's comment on mosque = Dem retreat. Dean comment = Dem rout." Bill Kristol (via Twitter) suggests that Dean is telegraphing a coming primary challenge to Obama, which strikes me as the first time Kristol has ever suggested Dean's political instincts are more intense than his gaffe-making skills.Yep, that's about the measure of it. Night folks, you've been great.
Bigots, you've just won the argument, Dems, you just threw Obama under the bus, and I don't see how this could possibly go any better for the Republicans as a campaign issue short of Hillary Clinton using this issue to question Obama's judgment so much that she's leaving the State Department immediately.
Certain things are disappointing and surprising even for the most hardened cynics. Hearing Howard Dean -- the former liberal standard-bearer -- join Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin by saying the following is definitely one of them.
Our political class is hopelessly broken.