The ad features a husband and wife and opens with an announcer asking, "What do you think about Howard Dean's proposal to raise your taxes by $1,900 a year?"
The husband replies, 'Well, I think Howard Dean should take his tax-hiking, government-expanding, latte-drinking, sushi-eating, Volvo-driving, New York Times-reading … "
The wife jumps in: "Body-piercing, Hollywood-loving, left-wing freak show back to Vermont where it belongs."
I really want to know when sushi became a liberal thing. Plenty of conservatives I know eat sushi, sashimi and maki rolls. What's the point?
Steve Moore, president of the Club for Growth, said of the ad: "What we're trying to show is Dean is supported by the cultural elite and not by anyone with middle-American values and finances."
If this can be believed, the Bush twins eat sushi. No surprise there - it's delicious but they can afford it. So here's a question. Who do you think eats sushi more often, the average voter or the Bush twins? How about the average Democratic voter vs. the Bush twins? Who can better afford to eat sushi, the average Dean supporter or the Bush twins?
Dean supporters are more elite than the man in the White House, his family and their corporate buddies? Don't make me laugh.
Before Dean has even won the nomination, Republicans are doing their best to make me feel sympathy for him with their attacks. Is it part of some genius plan to make Dean look better in my eyes because they would like to face him in the general election? Not to be too clever, it seems that attacking him this early can be attributed to some strategy other than weakening him for the general election.
[Pictured above are my home-made California maki. Not as pretty without the flying fish roe.]