Former Democratic National Committee Chair Don Fowler of South Carolina, on the swooning of some prominent Washington Democrats at Howard Dean's fighting words about Republicans: "The controversy over this statement or that statement is a blip and only a blip." About the Joe Bidens and John Edwardses and Harold Fords and the other Democratic Aunt Pitty Pats, who called for the smelling salts when Howard Dean started calling the Republicans what they demonstrably ARE, Fowler said, "Even if they don't like it, they should have enough sense not to make those comments." (Quotes contained in this AP story.)
'Course, they're all running for higher offices where they think pandering to Republicans is called for. They made that bed. Howard Dean's just making it uncomfortable.