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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:54 PM
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16. On the Social Security retirement age change: 6/22/03, Dean said

that he would "entertain" or "look at" raising the retirement age to 68. This was two separate statements by Dean on MTP, after Russert had read him a statement from 1995 in which he advocated raising the retirement age to 70. (Dean first said he didn't remember ever saying that but then agreed that he must have said it.)

I've posted the transcript from MTP here several times and it's lengthy so I hate to do it again. But I will if you continue to say "that change dates back to 95."

Not only did Dean talk about raising the retirement age to 68 as recently as June 22, 2003, but on August 5, 2003, at the AFL-CIO debate, he flatly denied that he'd EVER suggested raising the retirement age to 68 or 70. The next day he had to issue a statement saying he misspoke.

Or, as Oliphant would say, "DEAN LATER EXPLAINED."
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  -Dean mired in explaining goofs Nicholas_J  Sep-14-03 12:05 PM   #0 
  - C'mon  clar   Sep-14-03 12:10 PM   #1 
  - Maybe instead of constantly posting negative articles about  bowens43   Sep-14-03 12:20 PM   #9 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-14-03 12:50 PM   #14 
  - Kerry later explained  ET Awful   Sep-14-03 12:13 PM   #2 
  - Kerry has always said the same thing - no waffling there  molly   Sep-14-03 12:15 PM   #5 
  - Less than ten minutes later!  tedoll78   Sep-14-03 12:17 PM   #6 
  - Thank You For Proving The Point  DrFunkenstein   Sep-14-03 01:02 PM   #21 
  - Ouch!  UnapologeticLiberal   Sep-14-03 02:52 PM   #38 
  - Before he voted on it?  sandnsea   Sep-20-03 06:56 AM   #48 
  - Whoa - looks like he's taking a beating  molly   Sep-14-03 12:15 PM   #3 
  - "revealing annoyance"  Cocoa   Sep-14-03 12:54 PM   #15 
  - Wow, Dean is doomed  LuminousX   Sep-14-03 12:15 PM   #4 
  - Thomas Oliphant has a point - and Dean needs a bit of work -but as  papau   Sep-14-03 12:19 PM   #7 
  - Oliphant is right on  kstewart33   Sep-14-03 12:19 PM   #8 
  - Steph nailed him  mbali   Sep-14-03 02:36 PM   #34 
  - that's rather simplistic  ant   Sep-14-03 12:23 PM   #10 
  - Nice labeling of this as an editorial BTW  dsc   Sep-14-03 12:27 PM   #11 
  - On the Social Security retirement age change: 6/22/03, Dean said  DemBones DemBones   Sep-14-03 12:54 PM   #16 
  - I entertained the thought  dsc   Sep-14-03 12:57 PM   #18 
  - More Dean denial. (Dean-ial?) When you run for president  DemBones DemBones   Sep-14-03 02:04 PM   #25 
     - what bugs me most about this  ant   Sep-14-03 02:43 PM   #35 
     - because the anti-Deanies want to catch him a waffle.  DinoBoy   Sep-14-03 03:19 PM   #41 
     - he did and chose not to  dsc   Sep-14-03 03:21 PM   #42 
        - he cannot find Mr Dictionary  DinoBoy   Sep-14-03 03:24 PM   #44 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-14-03 01:03 PM   #22 
     - See my post # 25.  DemBones DemBones   Sep-14-03 02:06 PM   #26 
        - I am really unsure what language you're speaking  DinoBoy   Sep-14-03 02:08 PM   #27 
           - You're reaching and you know it.  DemBones DemBones   Sep-14-03 02:30 PM   #31 
           - oh come off it  DinoBoy   Sep-14-03 02:34 PM   #32 
           - BTW, nice job of getting into semantics and ignoring the fact  DemBones DemBones   Sep-14-03 02:44 PM   #37 
              - Do yourself a favor..  tedoll78   Sep-14-03 02:58 PM   #39 
  - When Did It Become About Israeli Settlements?  DrFunkenstein   Sep-14-03 12:59 PM   #20 
     - You might try reading the link  dsc   Sep-14-03 01:24 PM   #24 
        - I'm Sorry  DrFunkenstein   Sep-14-03 02:09 PM   #29 
  - I like this part...  Amerikav60   Sep-14-03 12:29 PM   #12 
  - yeah, they did this with Gore...  sfwriter   Sep-14-03 12:39 PM   #13 
  - media mired in glorifying their relevance  babzilla   Sep-14-03 01:18 PM   #23 
  - Kucinich later explained  DinoBoy   Sep-14-03 12:55 PM   #17 
  - Kerry's  MrPeepers   Sep-20-03 01:04 AM   #47 
  - This thread ain't nuthin' but shit.  Jim Sagle   Sep-14-03 12:58 PM   #19 
  - Yawn  MercutioATC   Sep-14-03 02:08 PM   #28 
  - I Love The Yawn Posts  DrFunkenstein   Sep-14-03 02:16 PM   #30 
     - Ooooh yes! It's a nervous yawn!  MercutioATC   Sep-14-03 03:15 PM   #40 
  - The Part I Found Compelling  DrFunkenstein   Sep-14-03 02:36 PM   #33 
  - well said...  blm   Sep-19-03 08:32 PM   #46 
  - This is part of the reason he'll keep Bush in the White House  genius   Sep-14-03 02:43 PM   #36 
  - Right..... and yet the "genius" supports Kucinich  DinoBoy   Sep-14-03 03:22 PM   #43 
  - Candidates and press obsessed with parsing every word out of Dean's mouth  killbotfactory   Sep-15-03 02:56 PM   #45 
     - I wish they had noticed his inconsistencies before  blm   Sep-20-03 02:58 PM   #49 
 

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