Analysis by Roger
Over his long political career, Sen. Tom Harkin has done many a strange
thing. Now without Communist countries to champion, he has become even
stranger. There is only one appropriate adjective to describe what Harkin
has become. He is a screwball.
screwball adj : foolish; totally unsound; "an impractical
solution"; "a crazy scheme";
"half-baked ideas"; "a screwball proposal without a prayer of working"
"Screwball" Harkin showed up in Iowa again this weekend. "Screwball" Harkin
had last been seen during the Kerry campaign calling V. P. Dick Cheney a
coward. Now, he has reappeared inferring that Cheney is a crook.
Harkin made references to the fact that Cheney’s assistant, Scooter Libby,
was indicted and that everything centers around Cheney being the front
person for the war in Iraq.
"There is just a lot of smoke around Dick Cheney. A lot of it and - it all
centers around him," said Harkin in a television interview.
Harkin is known for his metaphorical innuendoes.
"Screwball" Harkin -- who we all remember for his egg-him-on hand clapping
during the "Screaming Dean" in Iowa scene -- was on a roll while back in
Iowa. He also called for a requirement of every American getting a flu shot.
This should not be surprising, given Harkin's socialist tendencies. I am
sure that he will tax the rich to pay for all those flu shots. That's his
screwball answer to every problem.
Former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota said President
George W. Bush's presidency is "essentially over." Daschle made the comments
while delivering the keynote speech at the Iowa Democrat Party Annual
Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner in Des Moines.
Daschle said the Democrat Party could not win without addressing America’s
need to focus on alternative fuels and energy efficiency.
Daschle also called on Democrats to solve our nation's health care crisis.
He said health care is the "biggest single domestic problem facing our
He offered little in terms of keeping our nation safe from terrorists.
Biden declares disconnect
Sen. Joe Biden campaigned in New Hampshire and tried to attribute the fact
that Democrats have been losing races due to their disconnect from the
American people, according to the Union Leader:
"We’ve become disconnected from where we grew up," Biden said. "The
Republicans, because of our distance, they have convinced a lot of people we
ain’t one of them."