June 30, 2005


Leading La. Democrats no-shows for Dean (ADAM NOSSITER, 6/30/05, Associated Press)

Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean urged members of his party to "stand up for what you believe in" at a lightly-attended fundraiser Thursday night, but none of Louisiana's leading Democrats was there for the message - not Gov. Kathleen Blanco or Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu, or even the chairman of the state party, Jim Bernhard.

Dean afterwards attributed the absences to "schedules"...

Yes, when they heard he was coming they suddenly scheduled root canal work instead.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 30, 2005 11:56 PM

If they had booked him into a comedy club at one of the Louisiana casinos they probably would have gotten a better turnout.

Posted by: John at July 1, 2005 12:01 AM

I'll bet even the black 'Christians' in LA don't like Dean very much.

Posted by: ratbert at July 1, 2005 12:20 AM


Why the scare quotes around Christians ?

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at July 1, 2005 1:44 AM

He did it just to irritate you Michael. One of those passive-aggressive type things.

It's hard for you to believe, but this thing went right pass me, but you're being ever vigilant spotted it right away. "thanks"

Posted by: h-man at July 1, 2005 8:23 AM

I interpreted it as a slam against voodoo.

Posted by: Governor Breck at July 1, 2005 10:13 AM

Speaking as a Frenchie, I think the Cajuns and the Frenchies in Vermont have a slightly different agenda. Both like the government handouts, but the Cajuns are willing to fight for it.

Posted by: John J. Coupal at July 1, 2005 12:01 PM

He told them to 'stand up for what they believed in' so they did so by failing to show. Why is he upset?

Posted by: bart at July 1, 2005 12:33 PM

one day dean will make a trip home, and find his family have moved without telling him where. what a schmuck (funny too).

Posted by: cjm at July 1, 2005 1:55 PM


Hey, c'mon, happened to me in 10th grade when I got back from summer camp.

Posted by: oj at July 1, 2005 1:58 PM

10th grade summer camp?

Has your entire life been a crusade to avoid working for a living? When I was in high school, I worked every summer on the Seaside Heights boardwalk, made good money, had a lot of laughs.

Posted by: bart at July 1, 2005 5:48 PM

is it me or does dean look like he has a mild case of dwarfism ? he just doesn't look quite right.

Posted by: cjm at July 1, 2005 10:40 PM