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Quote Of The Day - Innuendo Edition

"...I think with a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, you can't play, you know, hide the salami, or whatever it's called. He's got to go out there and say something about this woman [Harriet Miers] who's going to a 20 or 30-year appointment, a 20 or 30-year appointment to influence America. We deserve to know something about her."
DNC Chairman Howard Dean on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, discussing President Bush's use of executive privilege.

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Comments (27)

"hide the salami"!? ROFL. ... (Below threshold)
Faith+1:

"hide the salami"!? ROFL. Like we needed more proof Dean is a "dickhead"...apprently that's all he can think about when a woman is nominated for something...

I guess this just goes to s... (Below threshold)
Boyd:

I guess this just goes to show he's grown closer to former President Clinton since he took over as head of the DNC.

Howard dean just plain out ... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

Howard dean just plain out of his mind his mind is going fast and he should be checked into the nearest nut house

"or whatever it's called...... (Below threshold)

"or whatever it's called..."

Is he referring to the tactic or the salami?

He did NOT say that!<... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

He did NOT say that!

ROFLMFAO.

I think he is right. You c... (Below threshold)
Jim:

I think he is right. You can't play hide the salami. They used to play hide the cigar in the Oval Office and look where that led.

I've gotta say that's the s... (Below threshold)
Mark:

I've gotta say that's the smartest thing I've ever heard Howard Dean say. I'm cracking up, but I'm serious.

Can you just see half the D... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Can you just see half the DNC going, 'Aaaaaaaaghhhh!'

LMAO

Call me a barking moonbat i... (Below threshold)
Frank H:

Call me a barking moonbat if you like, but I'm convinced that Dean's "gaffe" was deliberate, and that it constitutes a veiled accusation that Miers slept with Bush in order to get the appointment.

He did say that, and he mus... (Below threshold)

He did say that, and he must be growing closer to Uncle Bill (or Bill has been sidling up to Mad How t help his wife).

But what I saw for the first time, since Kevin gave us the whole sentence and not only the "money shot", was that Dean still thinks the Judicial Branches Constitutional mandate is to "influence America".

Aren't they supposed to read the Law and apply it, exactly as written, good bad or otherwise?
Frustrating!

I thought executive privile... (Below threshold)

I thought executive privilege to play hide the salami only covered interns.

Great minds think alike, Bl... (Below threshold)

Great minds think alike, Blue Gal found Howard's salami this morning, too. Or, in the case of Karl Rove, that would be a mini gherkin...

He also said this:... (Below threshold)
B Moe:

He also said this:

"I thought long and hard before I opposed Judge Roberts, and I opposed him because I thought he would protect the most vulnerable Americans."

And this:

"I mean, you know, I'm a strong believer that the government ought not to tell women what kind of health care they ought to have."

And this:

"Women appear to be worse off under this constitution than they were under Saddam Hussein."

And several semi-coherent rambles about vast right wing conspiracies. Interesting reading indeed.


Did he really say that??? ... (Below threshold)
dfbaskwill:

Did he really say that??? Put it all over the news and the net, bring it up at every opportunity or even when talking about something else at a cocktail party. This is the Head of the Dumocrat Party for Pete's sake. Expose them for what they are.

B. MoeThanks for t... (Below threshold)
smitty:

B. Moe

Thanks for those quotes. It's difficult to comprehend that this goofy malaprop was a serious contender for the Presidency.

The only thing saving him is the MSM's self-censorship when it comes to Democrat outbursts.

His comment surely wasn't l... (Below threshold)
Guvnah:

His comment surely wasn't lost on the folks at MSNBC.com... Check out the url for that link

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9601984/#salamiinthebush

Howie was just hamming it u... (Below threshold)

Howie was just hamming it up for the cameras. He gets that way when every time he gets around Matthew's Hardball. He's just full of baloney. Frankly, he's such a weiner only the democrats are stupid enough to use him or someone like him as their spokesman.

One has to wonder, if Dubya... (Below threshold)
Lurking Observer:

One has to wonder, if Dubya made "malapropisms" akin to Howard Dean's, would the media stand for it?

Or would they perhaps create a category (say, "Bushisms"), regularly highlight mistaken comments, and maybe even publish a book or three on the topic?

Can't wait for tonight's "D... (Below threshold)

Can't wait for tonight's "Daily Show"...

Hide the Salami was a popul... (Below threshold)
DW:

Hide the Salami was a popular game at the DNC when Clinton was President!

ROFLMAO!So now whe... (Below threshold)
Insomniac:

ROFLMAO!

So now when Howie goes on another trademark rant and commits a gaffe like this, can we say he put the salami in his mouth?

Yep, it was a malaprop alri... (Below threshold)
Chris:

Yep, it was a malaprop alright, and certainly embarrassing for Dean. So can we agree then that the constant use of malaprop's is a sign of incompetence? Because I think Bush still leads Dean about a thousand to five. Of course you'll have your fun with it, but I don't think this is a road the Republicans want to go very far down.

I don't think it was a mala... (Below threshold)
tacitblue:

I don't think it was a malaprop, I think he meant it "that way". (cue 70's porno music)

Saying that:"I mean,... (Below threshold)
B Moe:

Saying that:
"I mean, you know, I'm a strong believer that the government ought not to tell women what kind of health care they ought to have."
when one of your main points is nationalized healthcare is a little more that a mere malaprop.

And asserting that:
"Women [in Iraq] appear to be worse off under this constitution than they were under Saddam Hussein."
is just plain lunacy.

And what does the President being an incompetent have to do with Dean, anyway? Are you saying it is okay for the Emocrats to have a lunatic running the show, because they are only trying to beat an incompetent?

I agree with Frank H, what ... (Below threshold)
-S-:

I agree with Frank H, what he writes here, and that is that Dean's crassness is intended; Dean seems creepy enough to actually BE a creep, one of those people who think that if they go around speaking suggestively and pornographically about someone, that they'll demean someone's social status, or perceived worth in the eyes of some.

So, Dean speaks these nonsenses in his own, ugly fashion. Interesting that I think badly only about Dean after reading this one, as with his other scatalogical tones.

He's an ugly man.

No, my point is exactly wha... (Below threshold)
Chris:

No, my point is exactly what I said it was. The Republican President is legendary for his inability to express himself articulately, including many very funny manglings of the English language. I think it's a real stretch to suggest that Dean was hinting that Bush and Miers have sex. Rather, it was a malaprop, because he meant something along the lines of "bait and switch." I really don't think the Republicans want to start comparing who's guy is more inarticulate.

And as for the point about women's rights under Hussein, I realize the easy way is to just claim that every single thing that happened under Hussein is worse than anything that can happen now. But the fact is that women did have more rights than it appears they will have under a muslim theocracy. It doesn't make Hussein any less of a butcher, but it happens to be true. It's kind of one of those making the trains run on time things. It's not just Dean saying it. The female Iraqi ambassador to Egypt says the same thing. You know, the one who sat next to Laura Bush at the State of the Union.

"Playing hide the salami" i... (Below threshold)
Alec:

"Playing hide the salami" is a line from The French Connection, uttered by the hardass cop played by Gene Hackman. He was chiding someone for being late. Either that or he was bullying someone. I'm not sure, but in either case, the reference was specific to the other man's playing "hide the salami" with his wife or girlfriend. I have never heard this idiom otherwise. Sounded to me when I saw the movie like one of those things that Hollywood writer's pull out of their ass. I bet Dean saw French Connection recently and has so little wattage that when the metaphor popped into his head, he went ahead and used it.




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