I’m just waiting for Nancy Pelosi to open an investigation into the funding of Ground Zero mega-mosque opponents Harry Reid and Howard Dean. I expect Kenneth P. Vogel of Politico is already on the phone to Dean, doing his tough-guy act and snarling, “Look, we can do this the easy way or the hard way.” Oh, let’s do it the hard way, by all means, Kenny.
“Dean: ‘Some’ Dems demonizing N.Y. mosque opponents,” by Jordan Fabian for The Hill, August 20:
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Thursday that some members of his party are “demonizing” opponents of the Lower Manhattan mosque.
Dean — who surprised many political observers this week by saying that the planners should move the location of the planned Islamic center — targeted Democrats and Republicans in an interview with MSNBC.
“I don’t think — I honestly — I think some of my own folks at my end of the spectrum of the party are demonizing some fairly decent people who are opposed to this,” he said. “And again, in no way am I defending the right-wing of the Republican Party. Sixty-five percent of the people in this country are not right-wing bigots. Some of them really have deep emotional feelings about this.”…
It’s amazing, but Howard Dean is actually talking reasonably — although the problem of the mega-mosque at Ground Zero is by no means merely one of “deep emotional feelings.”