Nader Accuses Democrats of ‘Dirty Tricks’: “WASHINGTON – Independent candidate Ralph Nader (news – web sites), denied a spot on the Arizona ballot, on Friday accused the Democrats and presidential candidate John Kerry (news – web sites) of engaging in political ‘dirty tricks.’

Just hours before the developments in Arizona, Nader complained that the Democratic Party has ‘stepped up its obstruction tendencies’ in challenging his ballot access. The consumer advocate said he had called the Kerry campaign three times Thursday, asking to chat with the candidate.

‘We have to get a clarification if they’re going to engage in dirty tricks,’ Nader told reporters at a news conference to criticize multinational corporations”

This guy can’t be serious. Doesn’t a presidential candidate need to pass a sobriety test before running? — zzb