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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:44 PM
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37. BTW, nice job of getting into semantics and ignoring the fact

that Dean managed to "forget" between July 22, 2003, and August 5, 2003, that he had ever indicated support for raising the retirement age to 68 or 70.

Putting aside entirely his comments on July 22 about raising it to 68, let's look only at what Dean said on the issue of raising it to 70.

On MTP on July 22, 2003, Tim Russert read Dean his own statement from 1995 in which he (Dean) advocated raising the retirement age to 70. Dean first said he didn't remember ever saying that but then agreed that he said it. Russert asked him if he now supported raising it to 70 and he said he didn't.

But on August 5, 2003, at the AFL-CIO debate, Dean 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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