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BlueInRed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:44 PM
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Ickes endorses Dean -- seriously (not a joke)
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 03:46 PM by BlueInRed
This one blew me away. Ex-Clinton aide Ickes has endorsed Dean for DNC. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=536&nci...

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Harold Ickes, a leading Democratic activist and former aide to President Clinton (news - web sites), said Friday he is backing Howard Dean (news - web sites) to be chairman of the Democratic National Committee (news - web sites) giving a powerful boost to the front-runner.

"I think all the candidates who are running have strong attributes, but Dean has more of the attributes than the others," said Ickes, who considered running for chairman himself before dropping out in early January. "Many people say Howard Dean is a northeastern liberal, he is progressive, but his tenure as governor of Vermont was that of a real moderate."
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:46 PM
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1. I guess I'm surprised, but pleasantly so
Thank you, Harold.
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:46 PM
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2. Wow
I wonder what brought this on?
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:47 PM
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3. I'm shocked! But pleased.
:thumbsup:
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:47 PM
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4. Rock on.
That is a big deal.

First real indication that the establishment Dems may give in to Dean.
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lojasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:49 PM
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5. Heh, he's gonna get spanked for this.
Good for him, though.
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:14 PM
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12. No spanking for Harold
He wouldn't do it without the Clintons approval.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:50 PM
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6. Ay carrumba!
I sure didn't see that one coming.
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Ironpost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:51 PM
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7. I knew there was a reason I like you
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:52 PM
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8. First Jordan, now Ickes
Weird. Can't quite figure out what these D.C. insider consultants are doing.
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:25 PM
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17. probably trying not to look like left behind fools
I think they are seeing the writing on the wall and pretending to lead the parade.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:34 PM
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24. I think
They've got their own 527 interests at heart. No matter what happens to Dean, they win. They're either in with the DNC chair or can tap into the grassroots backlash if Dean loses.
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rniel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:53 PM
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9. Finally
A little good news!!
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:57 PM
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10. I think I just heard about a week ago that Clinton and Dean got
together...could this have something to do with this...I hate when they say he is not a liberal but a real moderate...
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BlueInRed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:12 PM
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11. I would have liked to be a fly on the wall
in that conversation!
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:24 PM
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16. The thing is...
...people don't even really understand the terms, or, as I view it, the whole right-left dichotomy thing is really so last century.
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melnjones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:14 PM
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13. very cool. nt
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:18 PM
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14. Go Dean!
I'm counting on him to make some big changes. :)
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:23 PM
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15. i think Dean will get the Chair position
it will be interesting to see how things go.

i wonder when the first debate will be between Dean and Ken Mehlman.

what will be interesting is that the right wing will use Dean signing the civil unions bill to rile up the religious conservatives, but the Republican Chair himself is gay.

we just need to get it out there that Mehlman is gay.
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:26 PM
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18. Ooooh, good thing I'm not Dean...
...

Mehlman: "As Governor, Howard Dean signed a bill letting gays 'settle down', he's out of step with mainstream America."

Me: "Ken, I just want you and others like you to have the same opportunities for lasting love and committment that heterosexuals are offered, because I know family is important to everyone. Isn't having a family important to you?"
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:28 PM
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20. hahahahahahh
i hope the first debate is very soon.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:27 PM
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19. No Shite
First time I heard that about Mehlman. So its confirmed not just a rumor?
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:31 PM
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22. John Aravosis has a lot of fun with him. Calls him a big girl. :-D
www.americablog.org and bradblog.org (or com, I can't remember.) www.rawstory.com and www.bluelemur.com Good sites all.
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:31 PM
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21. Is he openly gay?
Perfect.

Hi, J17 :hi: how are ya?
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enough already Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:33 PM
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23. Careful
Watch your back, Howard. I could see the establishment setting him up with some kind of scandal to kill his 08 hopes and pave the way for another DLC type.
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:58 PM
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25. He has said...
...if he gets chair, that's where his focus will be, NOT on 08 presidential election cycle.
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dave29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:35 PM
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26. whaaa?
wow.
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