Does he inhale?

Does he inhale?
: Howard Dean has called himself a metrosexual:

Dean declared himself a “metrosexual,” the buzz phrase for straight men in touch with their feminine sides, as he touted his accomplishments in “equal justice” for gay and lesbian couples.

But then he waffled.

“I’m a square,” Dean declared, after professing his metrosexuality to a Boulder breakfast audience with an anecdote about being called handsome by a gay man. “I like (rapper) Wyclef Jean and everybody thinks I’m very hip, but I am really a square, as my kids will tell you. I don’t even get to watch television. I’ve heard the term (metrosexual), but I don’t know what it means.”

Ewww. The thought of anything ____sexual and Howard Dean brings up forbidden visuals. Keep it in your pants, Howie. [via Aaron Bailey]

  • O’

    Nah–He probably doesn’t inhale (well maybe he did in his youthful experimentation). Too out-doorsy and healthy. Gosh, I didn’t read anything in the article about drugs. But while we are on the subject — Probably didn’t snort much coke in his frat days , probably not a dry drunk and would probably not be caught dead with a sock stuffed down his crotch in a dressed in a flight suit. Talk about Ewww! Sounds like he has a pretty good self-deprecating sense of humor though.

  • brian

    If listening to Wyclef Jean makes you hip, then Dang!

  • rachel

    Trucker hat? Who under the age of dead says “square”?

  • I guess the whole metrosexuality thing has now jumped the shark.

  • More evidence of Dean pandering to audience: Boulder is exactly the kind of place where people would admire a guy who says he’s metrosexual but really square but doesn’t know what it means anyway.

  • Ryan

    “Ewww. The thought of anything ____sexual and Howard Dean brings up forbidden visuals. Keep it in your pants, Howie.”
    Could it possibly be a worse visual then Al Gore “hot-tubbing” with Joe Lieberman on SNL?

  • Don’t you people realize what this really means? Howard Dean is one of the Crab People! This explains everything!
    (Oh, for gosh sakes, go catch last week’s South Park.)

  • brian

    By the way, Dean may just be aping last week’s South Park:
    (see movie with “not gay- metrosexual” reference here:)
    Episode description:
    “episode 708 has the whole town joining the hip new homosexual craze. Suddenly, it’s cool to be gay! Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny go head to head with the other kids to see who can be the “gayest,” while Mr. Garrison responds with, “If straight people are gonna steal our culture, then us REAL gays are just gonna have to step it up a notch!””
    hee hee.

  • brian

    Will: GMTA!

  • Talk about waffling.

  • Diana

    Better than pretending to be a Navy flier when you are nothing but a washed-up drunk who is good at failing upwards, eh, Jeff?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know what it means
    Jeez, if it wasn’t for the I don’t even get to watch television you’d think he was doing a “Chauncey Gardener” impression…

  • Jabba the Nutt

    Ah, I’m so square, I’ve never even heard of Wyclef Jean. Sounds like Emily Bronte meets Victor Hugo.
    Now, for all the attacks on Rush Limbaugh by Nikita Dean, he doesn’t listen or he would know what a ‘metrosexual’ was. Rush has thoroughly covered this issue, like he did the story on the study from some University in Florida on ‘male lesbians trapped in female bodies’….and I am not making that up.
    A Metrosexual is a heterosexual male, who spends lots of money on his appearance: facials, manicures, pedicures, expensive ‘dos, high priced clothes and shoes and likes to shop.
    I’ve bragged about spending years out of the mall and the bank too.

  • Anonymous

    Acknowledging the commonalities of the sexes instead of defending the differences can make life a lot more enjoyable. Nothing wrong with manicured nails, trimmed or plucked extraneous body hair, clean and pressed clothing and a pleasant body aroma. I’m sure the ladies will agree as they have discovered this little secret a long time ago. Men, it seems, have been in a collective slumber, letting generations of male posturing keep us from enjoying richer lives.
    The days of the Marlboro man being the standard for manhood are gone and need no longer apply.
    Of course there will always be room for the guys whose standard wear will continue to be stained, torn levis, plaid western shirts and scuffed boots.

  • Paul Zrimsek

    Can a metrosexual beat up a beta male?

  • cardeblu

    The poster-with-no-name may be right in one regard, and that is cleanliness is always a good thing. However, as a woman, it has been my experience over, ahem, many years that those men in their “stained, torn levis, plaid western shirts and scuffed boots” tend to be far more “gentlemanly” in most all of other important, meaningful ways (opening doors, being polite in “mixed company,” defending a woman’s honor, etc) than those with well-manicured nails, stylishly coiffured hair and wearing the latest male fashion, who would just as soon steal your cab from you, slam the door in your face as they rush ahead of you and be generally otherwise ill-mannered.
    I’ll take the Marlboro man over a “dandy” any day.

  • Diana, stop following me around.

  • diana

    Love your sense of humor. I enjoy Jeff’s joint, even if some of the patrons need to be ignored.

  • diana

    ps–can you please stick to the point, and leave personalities out of the discussion? thanking you in advance.

  • Scott

    Obviously you guys haven’t heard about “Hooking up for Dean.” And, no, I am not joking.

  • Marcel Perez

    Hi, I’m the no-name poster who forgot to identify himself before hurriedly dashing off my two cents worth.
    I wasn’t trying to describe some “dandy” who would steal anyone’s cab, far from that. My “metro” would still have all the attributes of a gentleman, provider and protector. He would simply make a better presentation in the workplaces where public appearance is of importance.
    Besides, I still remember the days when men, women and children expected, and were expected, to be aware of the image they would project to others in public and would take the time to clean up and dress appropriately before leaving the house ( I’m really dating myself here ). “Metro-Man” has just taken this a couple steps further.
    Today, we see too many people who have totally cast aside even minimals standards of public dress; often appearing like they have just awakened from hibernation in some cave and forgot to take off their pajamas before coming to town. Others are so scantily clad that they could just as easily be covered with a couple dollars worth of postage stamps. Some seem to be defying the very laws of gravity as their beltlines hover dangerously close to their knees. Oh, the gall of some people who think we will be impressed by the crude messages on their tee shirts.
    It is time for “Metro-Man” to come to our rescue.

  • This all reminds me of Cynthia Heimel’s chapter in one of her books about her British girlfriends telling her about the three kinds of men: boys, men, and hairdressers. None of these designations had anything to do with sexual preference, by the way. I am guessing Dean, if he really is a “metrosexual” (if that is what is meant by the definition Marcel Perez offered above), is a hairdresser. Well, if he is elected prez, at least we know he’ll always be stylish while he’s kissing European posterior.

  • Marcel Perez

    Whatever you do – do it with style. Unfortunately, stylishly or not, every President in my lifetime has had his share of European lip exercise.