Howard Dean: Hide the What?

My roommate Ken was watching Hardball yesterday and he runs in to tell me that Howard Dean was talking about hiding the salami on TV. You know, because Dean is so hip, he knows what that means and all:

MATTHEWS: Do you believe that the president can claim executive privilege?
DEAN: Well, certainly the president can claim executive privilege. But in the this case, I think with a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, you can’t play, you know, hide the salami, or whatever it’s called. He’s got to go out there and say something about this woman who’s going to a 20 or 30-year appointment, a 20 or 30-year appointment to influence America. We deserve to know something about her.

I thought we covered that game last decade with Clarence Thomas’s thing for Coke cans?
Then again, Dean could be hinting that Harriet Miers is a tranny. Who knew?