I am as about inclusive a Democrat as can be. I'll tolerate "Democrats" like Zell Miller as long as they cast that most important vote -- that of majority leader -- for someone with a (D) next to their name.
But with enemies like Miller
, who needs Republicans?
Miller calls them "the Groups" - with a capital G - including labor, the National Organization for Women, gays, gun-control advocates and environmentalists. He says he quit going to Tuesday caucuses of Senate Democrats because they were dominated by "the Groups."
"But Lord, those current presidential candidates in my party!" Miller writes. "They are good, smart and able folks but if I decide to follow any of them down their road, I'd have to keep my left turn signal blinking."
Among his Senate colleagues, Miller sees John Edwards "shooting brightly through the skies like Halley's Comet," Joe Lieberman "steadily and surely plodding along ... like Aesop's tortoise" and John Kerry "posing for Vogue in an electric blue wet suit with a surfboard tucked up under his arm like a rail just split. It made me wonder, are there more surfboards or shotguns in America?
"There's also Bob Graham, who made Florida a great governor, and Howard Dean of Vermont, with whom I served as lieutenant governor and governor," says Miller. "Clever and glib, but deep this Vermont pond is not."
Correct me if I'm wrong, but is he saying that even Lieberman is too far left for him? Jeez. I wonder what he thinks of Kucinich then ... Point is, I won't miss him.
And neither will DrFrankLives
(Edwards' biggest supporter around these parts).