Freedom of speech is a great thing and some people just don’t know when to stop. Howard Dean is a perfect example of sometimes too much speech is a bad thing.
Howard Dean, national chairman of the Democratic Party, said Tuesday that he thinks House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has committed crimes that could put the Republican in jail.
I realize Dean is a doctor and not a lawyer, but I am sure the former Governor of Vermont is familiar with the presumption of innocence that we have in our great land. He seemed to be aware of it when he referred to Bin Laden in 2004 during the Democratic primaries.
DeLay’s office fought back with Dean’s own words from the 2004 presidential campaign. The former Vermont governor had maintained that even terrorist leader Osama bin Laden should not be pre-judged if captured.
“I’ve resisted pronouncing a sentence before guilt is found,” Dean said during the 2004 Democratic primary campaign. “I still have this old-fashioned notion that even with people like Osama, who is very likely to be found guilty, we should do our best not to, in positions of executive power, not to prejudge jury trials.”
I guess Howard Dean has a different set of standards for US Representative Tom Delay than he does a known terrorist like Osama Bin Laden? Looking at the big picture; isn’t this Dean’s & the Democratic Party’s larger issue? They have no idea who America’s biggest enemies are. The Democratic Party by electing Dean their Party chair has attached themselves to the most radical and nonsensical wing of the party. The Democrats must now ride the wave of the mental stability of what is known as the Dean Scream Machine.
Looks like one of the video kings seem to agree. Trey Jackson sends his best, “Hugs and kisses, Howie. Don’t ever shut up”. And a friendly hello from the Captain’s Quarters, “How long will the Democrats allow this lunatic to represent them as the head of the party”?