Wednesday, February 23, 2005

''Applause, protests greet Dean''

From the story in the Corning (NY) Leader: "Young Americans need to vote and get more involved in the political process no matter what their beliefs are, the nation's newest top Democrat said during an appearance at Alfred University Tuesday. "I don't care if you're on the left or right," said Howard Dean, the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee. "You can't govern if you don't know what the facts are." Dean, the former Vermont governor who made an unsuccessful presidential bid in 2004, talked about budget reform, the war in Iraq, social security and social progress. Outside AU's Harder Hall, the snow flew as protesters voiced their displeasure with Dean. Inside, the applause was loud and warm as the political maverick chided the Bush administration and encouraged students to become stakeholders in American politics." The Vermont Guardian has, "All in the family: Dean duo to head two key Democratic groups" about Howard Dean's new position and his brother Jim's new job at DFA.

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