February 16, 2005
PUBLICIZING YOUR OWN NEGATIVES:
Dean: New York GOP chairman must apologize or resign (MARC HUMBERT, February 16, 2005, AP)
Howard Dean, just four days into his job as Democratic National chairman, called Wednesday for New York's state Republican chairman to apologize or resign over remarks linking Democrats to a civil rights lawyer convicted of aiding terrorists.
Calling Stephen Minarik's comments "offensive," the former Vermont governor said, "The American people deserve better than this type of political character assassination."
Far from apologizing, Minarik issued a statement deriding the national chairman's comments as "the latest `Dean Scream."' [...]
Minarik touched off a firestorm on Monday by saying that in electing Dean as national party chairman on Saturday "the Democrats simply have refused to learn the lessons of the past two election cycles, and now they can be accurately called the party of Barbara Boxer, Lynne Stewart and Howard Dean."
This story can't conceivably help Democrats and extending its life and bringing it national attention is insane. Posted by Orrin Judd at February 16, 2005 7:14 PM