Mark Steyn on Howard Dean

It’s a good OpinionJournal read:

It’s odd that when something big happens, as on Sunday, the Democratic candidates seem irrelevant to the story, like asking a lacrosse expert what he thinks of the Super Bowl. They get interviewed and they trot out their lame clichés, about the need to “internationalize” Iraq, by which they mean not Tony Blair, John Howard, the Poles and Italians, but Kofi Annan, The Hague, the French, the Guinean foreign minister, all the folks who proved unwilling and unable to deal with Iraq before the liberation and who have given no indication of being likely to do any better after. The Democrats’ indestructible retreat to this dreary line gives them the air of a gormless twit in a drawing-room comedy coming in through the French windows every 10 minutes and saying, “Anyone for tennis?” You can’t help feeling that, on the big questions roiling around America’s national security, the Dems don’t really have speaking parts: if this was Broadway, they’d have been written out in New Haven.