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Dispatch from THE GREAT STATE OF MAINE...

Cheer's and Jeers (with apologies...but not really...to TV Guide)

CHEERS to Howard Dean for his extraordinary Gore Score.  The early endorsement is cherry on top of the whipped cream (union endorsements) on top of the ice cream (grassroots) on top of the cake (Dean).  Extra points for upstaging Bush's Medicare sideshow during Monday/Tuesday press cycles.

JEERS to the Medicare bill.  Democrats asleep at the wheel while Nero (Bush) fiddles.  This turkey's as fake as the one in Baghdad mess hall.

CHEERS to John Edwards.  Doogie Howser is coming into his own as thoughtful VP possibility.  Newsweek column on jury system shows real compassion, pragmatism.

CHEERS to Mother Nature.  If you're going to live in northern New England in winter, you might as well have lots of snow, and boy did we get it.  Bonus: White Xmas is in the bag.

JEERS to people who write Xmas.

JEERS to Joe Lieberman.  Credible rumor now pegs his camp as source of Monday's Dean/Gore leak. Were sour grapes pouting all an act?

JEERS to Alfred E. Koppel.  Gives candidates not named Dean chance to blast Guv at point blank range in NH debate.  All those who think he acted like a total dumbass, raise your hand.

CHEERS to Dennis Kucinich for Ted Koppel slapdown.  No wonder the broads are coming out of the woodwork for this Ohio hottie (but can they go vegan?)

CHEERS to Carol Moseley Braun, for opting out of the Dean bloodbath at debate.  Classy broad, don'tcha know.

JEERS to Dick "Elmer Fudd" Cheney.  Slaughters 70 pre-caught game birds on "hunting" expedition.  As if we needed more proof that his heart was removed long ago...

CHEERS to Supremes for upholding parts of McCain/Feingold bill.  Sure it's a Band-Aid, but at least now it's got some real stick to it.

CHEERS and a fond farewell to Senator Paul Simon.  Some of the current occupants of The Chamber could take a lesson or two from him...but they're too dumb.  Memo to Smithsonian: snag one of those bow ties!

JEERS to George W. Bush's "spontaneous" appearance during Larry King Live show.  Walk-on during end of Laura interview reveals hopelessly inarticulate boob.  No Red Ryder BB gun for you, pal, until you learn how to say "Merry Christmas" without gritting your teeth.

CHEERS to Al Gore for showing true cajones in Dean nod.  Veep understands that the only way to break out of Democratic party complacency is to shake, shake, SHAKE things up.  Beltway bluster proves he's right on.

CHEERS to the Maine lobster industry.  Another banner year is good year for butter industry.  And bib makers!

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Originally posted to Bill in Portland Maine on Wed Dec 10, 2003 at 04:33 PM PST.

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