The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, February 15, 2005


Paul Krugman's latest column, "The Fighting Moderates" does a great job of spelling out the case for Dean. Over at MyDD, they refer to Krugman as echoing "much of the consensus on the lefty blogosphere." I think that Krugman's piece is spot-on. Except that he keeps referring to the doctor as "Mr. Dean." How did the editors miss that? Recommended reading.

Here's one of my favorite lines, which will continue to be a talking point of the right in spite of its falsity:

"It was always absurd to call Mr. Dean a left-winger. Just ask the real left-wingers. During his presidential campaign, an article in the muckraking newsletter CounterPunch denounced him as a "Clintonesque Republicrat," someone who, as governor, tried "to balance the budget, even though Vermont is a state in which a balanced budget is not required."

CounterPunch, by the way, is so far left that it's almost the far right-- they were on the Swift Boat bandwagon against Kerry from day one.