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Well we knew it was only a matter of time before the Democratic honchos, irked at having to answer to the party peons rather than dictating to them, circled the wagons and launched an attack on Howard Dean. This time for having the unbridled nerve to say that Republicans are “pretty much a white, Christian party” and Tom DeLay belongs in jail:

Joe Biden (D-MBNA): He doesn’t speak for me with that kind of rhetoric and I don’t think he speaks for the majority of Democrats.

Nancy Pelosi: I don’t think (it) was a helpful statement

John Edwards: The chairman of the DNC is not the spokesman for the Democratic Party…He’s only a voice. I don’t agree with it.

Bill Richardson called Dean’s comments “ill-advised.”

And according to Democratic strategist and Clinton pollster Doug Schoen, “that to me is a pretty clear message that the party leadership would like a change in focus from the party chairman.”

And how are the peons responding?

Anyone who would like to be heard on the matter (because, you know, maybe you think that Howard should be more respectful of the dignified statesmen of the Republican party) can have their say here. And here.

I sent Howard some money just for having a set.

The dogs left something in the yard for the rest of them.

The Rude One sayeth it Much Better: Let that son of a bitch loose in the dainty Democratic china shop and let’s break some fuckin’ dishes. Howard Dean knows the score, man; he knows that the faithful, those who actually believe that the fight is not the path to surrender, want a spokesperson who’s willing to pick up the unpinned grenade that just landed near him and shove it up the ass of the enemy who tossed it.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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