Tuesday, July 22, 2003
Jon Stewart on Dean http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript_stewart.html
MOYERS: Let's take a look at a recent clip about Dean on your show.
Stewart: Speaking of the Democratic contenders — and someone's got to — Vermont Governor Howard Dean recently became the first to release a campaign ad.
Dean: I'm Howard Dean. It's time for the truth because the truth is that George Bush's foreign policy isn't making us safer.
Stewart: Wow, if you listen closely you can almost hear Al Gore saying, "Dude, Loosen up."
Dean: I believe it's time to put Americans back to work, to provide health insurance for every American. It's time for Democrats to be Democrats again. That's why I'm running for President. And that's why I approved this message.
Stewart: That's why I approved this message?! Alright! A can-do guy who's in charge of the things that comes out of his own mouth!
[END VIDEO CLIP]
STEWART: I'm looking forward to Dean as President. We haven't had a President whose neck is larger than his head in a long time. And it's time that changed.
MOYERS: Is that a healthy criterion for voting?
STEWART: It's a very healthy criterion for voting. To be fair, him saying, that's why I approved that message, is based on the new campaign laws.
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