Dean for America

Early in the Bloomberg Administration, there was a hope that Mike’s campaign gaffes would translate into a kind of Mayor Malaprop, keeping the City Hall press corps amused even at the dullest events.

That didn’t pan out, but Howard Dean, at least, doesn’t disappoint, as in this exchange from Hardball last night:

MATTHEWS: Do you believe that the president can claim executive privilege?

DEAN: Well, certainly the president can claim executive privilege. But in the this case, I think with a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, you can’t play, you know, hide the salami, or whatever it’s called.

“Whatever it’s called indeed,” says Wonkette.