Would Somebody Please Tell Me?
WHY THE MEDIA, ANALYSTS, AND HIS OWN DEMOCRATIC PARTY ALLOW HOWARD DEAN TO GET AWAY WITH SUCH OUTLANDISH, POLARIZING, EXAGGERRATED AND HOSTILE STATEMENTS?
"Dean last week touched off a flurry of criticism by saying Republicans 'never made an honest living in their lives,' which he later clarified to say he meant Republican 'leaders.' " - from San Francisco Chronicle writer, Carla Marinucci:
Now, who does he mean, "Republican leaders" not making an "honest living?"
Could he mean Senate Majority Leader and Harvard Medical grad, Dr. Bill Frist? Never made an honest living, huh? Frist joined the lab of W. John Powell Jr., M.D., at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1977, where he continued his training in cardiovascular physiology. He left the lab in 1978 to become a resident in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1983 he spent time at Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, England as senior registrar in cardiothoracic surgery. He returned to Massachusetts General in 1984 as chief resident and fellow in cardiothoracic surgery. From 1985 until 1986, Frist was senior fellow and chief resident in cardiac transplant service and cardiothoracic surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine. After completing his fellowship, he became a faculty member at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he began a heart and lung transplantation program. He also became staff surgeon at the Nashville Veterans Administration Hospital. In 1989, he founded the Vanderbilt Transplant Center. "He is currently licensed as a physician, and is certified in general surgery and heart surgery. He has performed over 150 heart transplants and lung transplants, including pediatric heart transplants and combined heart and lung transplants."
Apparently, according to Howard Dean, Dr. Frist, has performed 150 DISHONEST heart and lung transplants (from Wikipedia encyclopedia).
Or is Dean referring to RNC Chairman, Ken Mehlman. According to the Economist, “it is impossible to find anybody in political circles, Democratic as well as Republican, who doesn't think that he's the ideal man for the job [as chair for the Republican National Committee].” Ken previously served as the campaign manager for Bush-Cheney ’04 which political pundit Charlie Cook referred to as, “the best planned, best executed presidential campaign ever.”
So Republicans AND Democrats think Mehlman is the ideal man for the job of chairman of he Republican National Committee...probably because he is such a "dishonest," strategist, as Dean would have you believe. Oh yeah, Howard, Ken Mehlman is a Jew and not the typical "white Christian" of which you claim the Republican Party is most comprised.
Maybe Dean is talking about Vice-president Dick Cheney. Let's check out his "dishonest" credentials: Cheney served as "Secretary of Defense from March 1989 to January 1993, Mr. Cheney directed two of the largest military campaigns in recent history - Operation Just Cause in Panama and Operation Desert Storm in the Middle East. He was responsible for shaping the future of the U.S. military in an age of profound and rapid change as the Cold War ended. For his leadership in the Gulf War, Secretary Cheney was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George Bush on July 3, 1991 (from Wikipedia Encyclopedia)."
Another dishonest Republican -- and this one directed "two of the largest military campaigns in recent history," and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. I supposed it should have been called the Medal of Dishonor, in Howard Dean's world.
Would other "dishonest" Republican leaders who "never made an honest living in their lives" include Bush cabinet leaders, Donald Rumsfield, Condoleeza Rice, (former secretary of state) Colin Powell, Alphonso Jackson, Alberto Gonzales, and Elaine Chao?
Democrats, y'all need to quit excusing this guy's ranting diatribes. Rein this guy in -- or put a muzzle on his mouth. How can your leading Democratic spokesman, accusing the opposition party of dishonesty, dare to be taken seriously as he spews ill-thought-out half-truths, lies and hyperbole? All in the name of energizing the base [read: collecting more money]?
And would somebody out there in the major media get as upset as I am about this? The man needs to be held accountable for what he says.
Murdock "Doc" Gibbs
Coppell TXProject 21 freelance commentator