Conservatives launch deeply clueless TV…

Conservatives launch deeply clueless TV attack ad on Dean

The conservative Club for Growth Political Action Committee said their 30-second spot against the Dean will begin running in Des Moines today.

In the ad, a farmer says he thinks that “Howard Dean should take his tax-hiking, government-expanding, latte-drinking, sushi-eating, Volvo-driving, New York Times-reading …” before the farmer’s wife then finishes the sentence: “… Hollywood-loving, left-wing freak show back to Vermont, where it belongs.”

As one who has spend considerable time in Vermont, I can safely say this view of Vermont is so muddled and confused that it is comical.

Were I to sum up the politics of Vermont in one word, it would be “libertarian”. As befits a state that simultaneously allows concealed carry of a handgun without a permit and has virtually legalized gay marriage.

They’ve been libertarian before the word was invented. Also, the patron saint of Vermont is Ethan Allen, who, in the late 1700’s, staged armed raids against New York and helped win Vermont statehood. He is admired to this day by Vermonters for his fierce independence.