Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Last Moments in the Life of a Canary 

When Howard Dean smiles, you can't help but wonder why.

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean listens to Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack speak prior to giving the keynote address at the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame dinner, Saturday, June 11, 2005, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Who knew Vilsack was such a great speaker?

In reality, it looks more like Dean's handlers were taking no chances of repeating recent embarrassments, and slipped some extra Zoloft into the Chairman's steak tartar.

Then again, maybe the picture's explanation is much simpler: "Hey Tom! Have I got spinach stuck between my teeth?"

Alas, if we could only read the great man's thoughts, what might we learn?

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