I’ve got some family stuff to deal with that’s taking up a lot of my time right now, so, per my previous post, I really won’t be posting much for a little while. But I just about spit out my coffee when I read this bit in an article in the NY Times about Dean this morning:

An aide to Mr. Lieberman said: “Everyone wants a race against Dean. Everyone has looked at the research, and he looks easiest to bring down. He’s positioned himself as a liberal, and liberals don’t win here.”

“What the Democrats want more than anything else in the nominee is someone who can beat Bush — Democrats just want to win,” this aide said.

A few quick points here. One, in any rational society, Dean would be considered, at most, a sensible moderate. Two, I’m so bloody sick of Democrats who react to the word “liberal” as if it were an accusation of child abuse or satan worship, I could bloody scream. You don’t see Republicans squealing like scared little girls every time someone calls them conservative, now do you? I want to get rid of Bush as much as the next rational person, but I’ll tell you this: any Democrat who so blatantly distances himself from liberalism can go take the proverbial flying leap at the rolling donut, as far as I’m concerned.

And finally, two words for Mr. Lieberman, or any other candidate who thinks that Howard Dean is too much of a firebreather and the only way to win the ’04 election is through bland moderation: Michael Dukakis.