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Did Michigan Gov Channel 'Dean Scream' in Convention Speech? Actually, She Kinda Did



My inbox this morning was full of "Howard Dean" Google Alerts notifying me that news outlets were comparing former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm's convention speech last night to Howard Dean infamous" target="_blank"> 'I Have a Scream' speech from 2004.

I've seen such comparisons before, and usually I don't pay 'em much attention. I've found most turn out to be cheapshot attempts to link any fired-up liberal to Dean's widely-mocked speech after the 2004 Iowa caucus. So when I read the National Review Online headline "Granholm Channels Howard Dean" and the Mediaite header "Was Jennifer Granholm's Speech Too Reminiscent of Howard Dean's?", I figured it was more of the same.

Until I watched the speech, which I missed last night. (Thanks a lot, baby who needed to be put to bed!) All I can say is, Dean might want to lawyer up — because Granholm has totally ripped off his act!

Not only is Granholm every bit as whipped-up as our former governor and erstwhile presidential candidate, she even does the Deanesque litany of states — in this case, a state-by-state breakdown on the auto industry jobs created under President Obama.


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