Aaaaah, good ol' Howard Dean. He really is good at saying whatever is on his mind without running it through some sort of self-censor process.
On MSNBC's "Hardball" yesterday, ... Dean invoked a crude phrase usually reserved for the locker room when urging Bush to make public Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers's White House records. "I think with a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, you can't play, you know, hide the salami, or whatever it's called," he said.
The myriad of images conjured by that hideously frattish metaphor when used in connection with the cronish Harriet Miers is vile enough to curdle milk. Hell, to curdle UHT milk.
It makes me wonder many people even understand what the phrase means (no, it has nothing to do with this, but here's a hint for you poor misguided fools. And no, I won't tell you what a "Rusty Trombone" is, so don't even ask).
But anyway you look at this statement, it is one funny gaffe.