Twisting the Knife a Little More

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Howard Dean, whom we all know refused to affirm Osama bin Laden's guilt, had no problem jumping the gun early on House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, saying he deserves jail time for allegations of corruption.

"Tom DeLay is corrupt. No question about it," Dean said yesterday. "This is a guy who shouldn't be in Congress and maybe ought to be serving in jail."

The House ethics committee is investigating whether DeLay violated congressional rules by taking foreign trips paid for by lobbyists. He has not been charged with a crime, but Dean refuses to apologize for saying DeLay "ought to go back to Houston where he can serve his jail sentence."

Now consider Dean's remarks on bin Laden in 2003:

"I still have this old-fashioned notion that even with people like Osama, who is very likely to be found guilty, we should do our best not to, in positions of executive power, not to prejudge jury trials."

Again on DeLay: "Tom DeLay is corrupt. No question about it."

Again on bin Laden: "we should do our best not to prejudge jury trials."

Again on DeLay: "No question about it."

It seems to me that Dean is only hurting the already bleeding Democratic Party with his incessant steam-blowing. He has virtually no legitimacy since the infamous scream that was even exploited by his allies at the Daily Show. If the Dems want a shot at winning elections again they better push Dean out and soon.