Carol Platt Liebau: Is DeLay Worse than Osama, Dr. Dean?

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Is DeLay Worse than Osama, Dr. Dean?

Oh, goody! According to Bob Novak, Howard Dean will be appearing on "Meet the Press" this Sunday with Tim Russert. Should be great viewing.

The Novak column catalogues Dean's shortcomings and gaffes as chairman of the DNC. Making reference to Dean's most recent comments about Tom DeLay ("I think DeLay ought to go back to Houston where he can serve his jail sentence down there courtesy of the Texas taxpayers."), Novak correctly observes that "Dean would jail DeLay without trial, without indictment and without accusation of any crime."

But wait a minute. What happened to civil libertarian Howard Dean? Remember this, when Dean declared, "I will 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."

Are you trying to tell us that Osama bin Laden entitled to greater constitutional protections than Tom DeLay, Dr. Dean?


Blogger Bachbone said...

Dr. Dean's mouth is often engaged before his brain kicks in. In fact, I'd like to nominate him as the successor to the title held by Howard Cosell..."The Mouth."

8:37 PM  

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