February 18, 2005


Stewart’s Party (NY Sun, 2/17/05)

Of all the silly stunts that happen in politics, it is hard to think of a stranger way for Howard Dean to kick off his tenure as chairman of the Democratic National Committee than to call for the resignation of the chairman of the New York State Republican Party, Stephen Minarik.What seems to have annoyed Dr. Dean is Mr. Minarik’s comment that the Democrats “can be accurately called the party of Barbara Boxer, Lynne Stewart and Howard Dean.” [...]

[S]tewart, the lawyer convicted by a federal court last week of aiding terrorists, the New York City Board of Elections confirmed to us that she is a registered Democrat. If Dr. Dean wants to throw her out of his party,it’d be fine with us.But until he does, the decent thing would be to stop bawling about Mr. Minarik’s pointing out what is an unassailable fact.And while he’s at it,let his party get behind the war effort. And Mr. Pataki, instead of attacking his own party chairman for pointing out the obvious, could take the battle to the Democrats and challenge Dr. Dean to clean the filthy links off the DNC’s Web site.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 18, 2005 5:27 PM
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