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  •  For the good of the party -Unrecommend this diary! (1.60)
    For all of you bashing Edwards- you make no sense. How can you on one hand know that Dean was taken out of context by the SCLM and then turn around and not believe Edwards' statement that he himself was taken out of context and was referring to a hypothetical a reporter provided? Come on guys! Wake up. This isn't the first time the media has tried to create a conflict within our party that simply wasn't there and you're just stirring it up. For the good of the party unrecommend this diary!

    Progressives believe in a strong, effective American government: balancing budgets, empowering people, & helping the least among us.

    by BrianVA on Tue Jun 07, 2005 at 02:28:36 PM PDT

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    •  Edwards (none)
      It was good that Edwards clarified that he agrees with Dean's focus, and bashed the attempts by the media to portray it as a big fight.

      Nevertheless, it would serve Edwards in the future not to step into messes like this one. If the media try to get him to attack a Dean statement, he should first demand to hear the context. In this case, the context was Dean talking about people being forced to wait eight hours to vote.

      It was a mistake for Dean to use the phrasing he did, and it was also a mistake for Edwards to allow the subject to become Dean-bashing instead of electoral reform. "I'm sure Howard meant to say ..." is a good way to get the topic on to what you want to talk about. While most Republicans work for a living, for example, those who've benefitted the most from the Bush tax cuts don't.

      •  AGREE! (none)
        Edwards needs to stay above the fray and allow Dean to be the hatchet man. Dean is free to roast all the weenies he wants in this job.

        I was surprised and extremely pleased when he stooped to accept the position in the first place. An extremely selfless act for a big name politician, and a very smart one.

        Now I am happy to see he is getting after his new duties with such relish.

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