From: Mike Gehrke [Mike_Gehrke@johnkerry.com]
COME CLEAN HOWARD DEAN!!
Dean exaggerates — again!
As his campaign loses steam to a chugging John Kerry in Iowa, there are new questions that MUST be answered about a key development in Howard Dean's past. A glaring inconsistency that has come to light. This one is dripping … ..
IS IT TWO? : "In the summer of 1973, Howard Dean III asked Howard Dean, Jr. to join him for dinner at a Manhattan restaurant. Prudently waiting until his father was well into his second Martini, he proceeded to the business at hand: that his life was headed in a purposeless direction … .He had a different scenario in mind: becoming a physician." ("Profiles: Running on Instinct, The New Yorker, January 12, 2004)
OR THREE? On the other hand, Dean says: "I took my father to dinner, fed him three martinis and told him I wanted to go to medical school.." ("What Makes Howard Dean Tick?" Newsweek, July 21, 2003)
Dean should be called to account for his quaffic disingenuousness. And let's see Brent Colburn try to refute this! It's not swill!!
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The Note is suitably befuddled about the prominent positioning of the "fake Dean scandals" that are bubbling up.