A scrumptious stew – Howard Dean, Ken Mehlman and the Family Research Council
Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins want to get Howard Dean and Ken Mehlman in the same room. Hoo-hah.
I would love to be a fly on the wall at this meeting of the minds. Please Howard, you have to go. (Ultra Wingnut Agape Press):
The Family Research Council has invited newly elected Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean, along with Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, to address the the pro-family organization’s Washington Briefing in March. FRC president Tony Perkins notes that Dean appears to be living up to the commitments he made during his chairmanship campaign to meet with all constituencies in an effort to build a more inclusive Democratic Party.
Perkins notes that Dean’s schedule last Friday had him appearing before the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus, the Seniors Coordination Council, the Women’s Caucus, and groups of Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics and Asian Pacific Islanders, all in a day. The head of the FRC observes that Dean told the GLBT Democrats they were ‘among the most persecuted people in the history of mankind,’ but could not confirm whether the ultra-liberal leader said the same to the Native American or African American audiences that might have a clearer claim to the ‘most persecuted’ title.
Perkins says Dean was invited to address the FRC in the name of inclusiveness, as well as to give the values voters who attend the group’s DC briefing a chance to hear from both major political parties on the important issues. It remains to be seen whether the Democratic Party Chairman will accept the pro-family group’s invitation.