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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 09:23 AM
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The feud between Howard Dean and Rahm Emanuel appears to be over.
Dean told The Hill that he recently had lunch with the White House chief of staff, signaling a thaw in their once icy relationship.

Dean, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Emanuel, the former chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, clashed publicly in the 2005-06 cycle over the best use of resources. At one point, Emanuel stormed out of a meeting with Dean while swearing.

I think that (tension) was always somewhat exaggerated, said Dean during an interview this week with The Hill. Look, were both very fierce competitors and very strong-minded people. But I dont think theres a lot of ill will between myself and Rahm Emanuel.

Dean says he has put that behind him. He now works for a Washington law and lobbying firm as a consultant and went to the White House two months ago to have lunch with Emanuel and David Axelrod, a senior adviser to President Obama.

But Dean is not about to share the details of that discussion.

If I discuss that in The Hill, I wont have their ear for very long, Dean said.

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/dean-emanuel-bury-t...
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nomaco-10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 09:28 AM
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1. The "feud" has been a really bad thing within the party...
for way too long. Howard Dean should have never been banished to the out skirts of the party. It was flat out wrong.

I'll take Governor Doctor Howard Dean over Rahm Emanuel any day of the week.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 09:30 AM
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2. of course, some here will continue the feud.
Edited on Fri Apr-17-09 09:30 AM by wyldwolf
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 09:39 AM
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3. Seriously...I'd rather have both of them
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 09:40 AM
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4. They can't get healthcare done without Dean.
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HelenWheels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 09:57 AM
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5. Dean has the respect
of a big segment of the Democratic party.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 01:12 PM
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6. Damn Dupe!
Edited on Fri Apr-17-09 01:14 PM by FrenchieCat
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 01:12 PM
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7. Howard Dean has really grown on me over the last few years.....
Edited on Fri Apr-17-09 01:13 PM by FrenchieCat
and I believe that he is a great guy who is not petty nor vindictive.
I believe that he holds admiration for Barack Obama, but this doesn't extend that to Emmanuel,
although Howard Dean doesn't seem to be the sort to hold a grudge,
while Emmanuel seems perfectly capable of it, although I do not know enough about him to make
a real definite judgment on this....other than to believe he seems effective in the position that he has been chosen for.

I believe that Barack Obama shares a great deal of the same ideas as does Howard Dean,
and this may be why we are seeing a thaw in the previously reported "icy" relations between
Dean and Emmanuel. That would be a good thing, as I find both Howard Dean and Rham Emmanuel
to be effective in their own areas of expertise; Dean with a role in health care reform from the outside (which is probably the best place for him, as an independent pressure point to competing views on health care), and Emmanuel in his role as official arm twister and ass kickers of those in congress.

So in the end, it may all be for the good of the Democratic party, and by extension, good for us.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 01:17 PM
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9. Yes, I think so..I
loved Dean from start.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 01:15 PM
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8. I love seeing this..no more feud talk
between Rahm and Dean. Dean is the best and the cmwhores painted him as angry or whatever but he was always trying to bring people together.

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