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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:47 PM
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A meteoric rise in Vermont politics
The first part is Kennedy-esque, Joe Kennedy was supposed to be the President till he died in combat.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2003/09/22/a... /

Of the four Dean boys, Charlie was supposed to be the politician.

Articulate, outspoken, and rarely cowed, Charlie held forth on issues with vigor like his father, the conservative Wall Street banker. Where his older brother, Howard, shrank from arguments, Charlie reveled in the well-timed jab, particularly those aimed at "Big Howard," as their father was known.

Within the Deans' world of Park Avenue and East Hampton, it was expected that Charlie would buck the family's four-generation lineage on Wall Street, leaving that obligation to quieter, tamer Howard and the two younger boys.

Tragedy upended the calculus. In 1973, Charlie's passionate opposition to the Vietnam War carried him to Southeast Asia. He would never return. For Howard Dean, Charlie's disappearance left a haunting mystery, deepened by government investigations that yielded few answers.

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RogueTrooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:55 PM
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1. It is a good bio
I quite enjoyed reading that today. The second part is out now as well, I believe.
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UnapologeticLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:40 PM
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2. This is a really interesting article
Especially for me, given the weird fascination I have with Vermont politics. Thank you for posting this.

Now let's get that bat moving again! It is almost stagnant!
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LuminousX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 10:13 AM
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3. Does this sound like Greens?
<i>"There was a certain doctrinaire attitude among some of the progressives that turned me off," Dean said. "There are a lot of good guys that support the Progressive Party but at the core of the Progressive Party was this group of people who basically said if you were not with us 100 percent, you were not good </i>
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