(H/T: AoSHQ) Mike Rowe comes across as not wanting to get involved in politics unless he absolutely has to be – a sensible notion – so I don’t mean anything scolding when I note that there’s a flaw in these last two paragraphs:
However – when Howard Dean called [Governor Scott Walker] “unknowledgeable,” he rolled out more than a stereotype. He rolled a pencil across the desk, and gave Scott Walker eight minutes to knock it out of the park.
It’ll be fun to see if he does.
…which is to say: Scott Walker already did that. That’s why the former head of the DNC* is so assiduously attacking the three-time winner Governor of Wisconsin; Scott Walker already had that interview, and he had it despite the best efforts of the Democratic party. Which is not to say that Walker, or anybody else, is a lock for either the nomination or the Presidency. Merely that the major reason why Dean is out there is because he’s realized that the situation already requires a little damage control on the part of Democrats.
Expect this kind of treatment towards any other Republicans doing well in the public eye. Especially if Hillary Clinton turns out not to run, after all. It’ll be quite amusingly panic-stricken…
*Howard Dean was also the governor of a sleepy little state – seriously, Vermont has a population about as large as Monmouth County in NJ – and, not coincidentally, ran for President in 2004. It looks at the moment that Scott Walker will go farther on that score than Howard Dean ever did; and yet, Howard has a medical degree while Scott simply has a high school one. But I bet that those grapes are probably sour anyway, right, Doctor Dean?