On my pre-Valentine's appearance on The Hugh Hewitt Show, there wasn't a lot of love from Howard Dean for Scott Walker. According to Dean, the Wisconsin Governor is unfit to be president because he failed to complete college:
HUGH HEWITT: All right, so Mark Steyn, how well-educated is this guy? Was that question really asked and answered when President Obama was running?
MARK STEYN: Well, it is interesting, isn't it? President Obama had a million dollars of elite education – Occidental, Columbia, and what was the other one, Yale or Harvard? I can't remember now.
HH: Harvard Law.
MS: And we don't know a thing about it. We don't know what he did there. Howard Dean, who I find, I don't particularly dislike Howard Dean, but I do remember when he ran for president, he cited as his foreign policy experience the fact that he used to take his children from their Vermont school to play soccer across the border in Beaconsfield, Quebec. And that was his evidence of his foreign policy experience. Now he says that we, it would be astonishing to have a president without a college education. I actually mention this in my book, After America. William McKinley had one term of college. Grover Cleveland left college. Van Buren left school at 14. Lincoln only had 18 months of formal education. And Zachary Taylor never went to school at all. Truman didn't have a degree. That's what, two, three generations ago? And Ronald Reagan, which is one generation ago, went to Eureka College, Illinois, which is the sort of school that Obama and Howard Dean would sneer at. And for the last quarter century, this country has not had a two-party system. It's basically had a two-school system – Yale for Bush, Sr., Yale Law for Clinton, Harvard Business for Bush, Jr., and Harvard Law for Obama. And I don't think that's the American way... I was always told as the subject of a tyrannical monarchy was that the difference was that in your country, Hugh, anyone could grow up to be president. And if we want to restrict it in the way that Howard Dean is proposing to restrict it to this Ivy League technocracy, that's actually driven America over the cliff - because the smartest thing you can know is to know enough to know what you don't know. And that's what Howard Dean and Obama and all the rest of the guys never want to acknowledge.
Hugh and I also discussed the rekindling of Obama's friendship with domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, and the President's bizarre please-tie-one-hand-behind-my-back request for war authorization. You can find the full interview here.
~The Sun ain't gonna shine anymore: Viewers were always very kind about my appearances on Canada's Sun News Network - or "Fox News North", as its detractors called it. But treasure your memories. Sun News went off the air this morning. Here's a trio of eulogies from Kathy Shaidle, Gavin McInnes, Jay Currie, plus a bleak morning-after test-card from Blazing Cat Fur. For an alternative gloat-fest, see the CBC, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star et al.