Sunday, January 04, 2004

"Stridently Secular" That's how Jodi Wilgoren, in today's New York Times, describes the tone of the Dean campaign prior to the former governor's recent pronouncements about Jesus, Job et. al.

Strident is defined at dictionary.com as "loud, harsh, grating, or shrill; discordant."

Has Dean secretly been berating Muslims on their way to the mosque? Mocking Jews from the stump? Pelting churchgoers with tomatoes?

Does Wilgoren know something the rest of us don't?

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