Michael Ramirez, the conservative editorial cartoonist whose work appears in JWR, allotted three, count 'em, three, different
days in one week to cartoons alluding to Howard Dean's Iowa post-caucus, cheerleading, concession speech.
Every radio talk show, political and otherwise, continue to replay The Speech in part or its entirety, ad infinitum. Radio teasers
containing the replay fill the airwaves. There isn't even a hint of originality. Just replay it, then mock it.
Every late night television talk show continues to dedicate the opening monologue to jokes about The Speech.
A week after and the day before the New Hampshire primary all the Sunday morning political pundit television shows
continue to make The Speech a chief issue for discussion and ridicule.
A hip-hop dance remix has rhapsodized The Speech.
A Howard Dean talking doll, speaks The Speech, including closing whoop.
There's even word of high school coaches playing The Speech in the locker room of teams that are behind at the half.
Dr. Howard Dean could come up with cures of cancer, Aids and acne on the same day and his obituary would still open
with, "The crazy guy who yelled that speech in Iowa..."
Since there has been no public outcry to "please stop the madness of replaying the madness," that I know of (other than in my
little cubicle of the world), obviously Dean's mishap has inadvertently tapped into something that works.
With an obvious public thirst for replay after replay after replay of Dean's speech, marketing moguls - if they're not having
meetings on it already - should be burning the midnight oil finding ways to benefit from what could be an economic windfall
for the their companies AND the country. In fact, we as a nation would be derelict - mad? - not to take full advantage.
Not one to deprive our country of a full economic recovery, here are some ideas that could make the Dean speech profitable
for us all.
Twenty-four hour All Dean Speech All The Time cable television network No need to channel surf searching for that
next replay of The Speech. Viewers can tune into The Speech whenever the urge arises along with ad infinitum analysis and
late-breaking news related to The Speech For those who can't wait the ten or fifteen minutes between Speech replays, the
commercial-free All Dean Speech All The Time 2 will carry repeats of The Speech without any subsequent interruption.
Where Were You When He Yelled The Speech? A compelling book presenting a running timeline of each word in The
Speech as well as eloquent accounts of personal stories chronicling the shared experience and remembrances Dr. Dean's
speech by many well-known Americans. Be sure not to skip Billy Dee Williams' heart-tugging reflections of how Dean's
words provoked fifth-grade memories of not only the states' names but also, names of many of the state capitals. Moving.
Clear Channel Dean Speech Radio Network. Hate those long diatribes by Sean Hannity where he breaks into replays of
The Speech to pitch his most recent book and tour stops to sell his book? Well, now Clear Channel puts it's money where
Dean's mouth is. Conservative host Michael Savage incessantly lambasts every word of The Speech and then does it over
I Have A Scream - Maya Angelou offers an inspiring collection of soliloquies celebrating The Speech. The poet queen's
lilting words touch each of us as emphatically as The Speech hurt our ears. Angelou's I Know Why The Caged Candidate
As the songbird sings when it has naught to say,
so does the candidate scream when he has naught to lose.
But lose he does, in such a way,
That the songbird's ears are shorn away.
The Wheels on the Bus Come Off Come Off and other children's songs and stories of Governor Dean's speech and
self-destructing campaign from Regenry Press.
The Speech...The Movie. Words, Whoops and Rolled up Sleeves Go Wild! Oliver Stone's fictional account, bathed in a
bit of fact, on how The Speech actually went down.
Ben & Jerry's Dean Speech Flavor of the Month. Double Espresso spiked with jalapenos and Cayenne pepper
American Speech Idol - Aspiring presidential candidates from across the country invade Iowa to simulate The Speech and
spend more than any of the other competitors for a chance to come in third place.
And if you still haven't heard enough of The Speech, America, don't worry, because Howard Dean is bringing it to you
personally on the campaign trail, whether you're in NEW HAMPSHIRE! Or OHIO!! Or CALIFORNIA!!! Or
TEXAS!!!! Or NORTH DAKOTA...