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Howard Dean vs. James Carville
After Dean refused to pour $6 million into tight midterm races in favor of long-term party building, Cajun Clintonite James Carville, acting as a proxy for Dean nemesis Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), denounced Dean's leadership as "Rumsfeldian in its competence." Returning fire, Dean dissed Carville as part of "the old Democratic Party." Added Dean's online muscle, Daily Kos' Markos Moulitsas, "Carville needs to shut the fuck up."
Karl Rove vs. Rep. Steve Kagen
Freshman Democrat Kagen blamed Rove, who came to Wisconsin to campaign against him, for turning his race into a "knife fight" that cost him $2 million of his fortune. So it was with Soprano-like gusto that Kagen took his revenge, claiming that he cornered Rove in a White House john, crowing, "You recognize me? My name's Dr. Multimillionaire, and I kicked your ass."