Dem Governors Gone Wild
1:14 AM, Aug 27, 2008 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
To follow up on Bill Kristol's report below, it looks like Mark Warner was moved earlier not just to let Deval Patrick bash McCain in prime time--but to get a back-to-back-to-back attack from Democratic governors Patrick, Ted Strickland, and Brian Schweitzer.
Warner's speech was a paean to bipartisan good government, the criticism of John McCain was brief and mild:
Warner goes on to say that "John McCain promises more of the same. A plan that would explode the deficit that will be passed on to our kids. No real plan to invest in our infrastructure. And his plan would continue spending $10 billion a month in Iraq. I don't know about you, but that's just not right. That's four more years that we can't just afford."
Criticizing McCain on the deficit and spending billions in Iraq was pretty weak compared to what the three Democratic governors who took up the first half hour of prime time said.
Ohio's Gov. Ted Strickland went after McCain personally:
And then there was this Strickland gem: "George W. Bush came into office on third base -- and then he stole second. And John McCain cheered him every step of the way."
Deval Patrick blamed McCain for being in cahoots with the people who "abandoned" Hurricane Katrina victims:
And the harshest and most personal attack came from Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer:
You know how you can tell if a Democrat has been a good attack dog? When Markos Moulitsas muses that he'll be president one day.