DID HOWARD DEAN BLOW IT with his flip-flops on the Confederate flag? Jonah Goldberg thinks he may have.
UPDATE: Tunku Varadarajan writes, “In dictionaries to come, the following entry–‘petard, hoist with one’s own’–should be accompanied by a picture of a disconsolate Howard Dean.”
ANOTHER UPDATE: Clarence Page also has some thoughts.
ONE MORE UPDATE: Robert Novak writes that Dick Gephardt deliberately (and wisely) skipped the debate because he feared it would be “hostile territory“.