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MRC’s Ken Shepherd relays that the NR Dean cover made another appearance last night, this time on CNN’s “Paula Zahn Now.” Unfortunately, that was about the only argument that Dean was a lefty…He’s also apparently misunderstood as an angry man.

Kelly Wallace: Misperception number two, those who know him well say, Governor Howard Dean was no left wing liberal.

Peter Freyne, political columnist for the Burlington alternative weekly 7 Days: We all laugh at that. Howard Dean represented the Republican wing of the Democratic party. Some even thought it was the Republican wing of the Republican party at first.

Wallace: In fact, his biggest critics during his 11-year tenure were not Republicans but left-leaning Democrats who sometimes found him too conservative, like Democrat Francis Brooks.

Wallace also claimed he “reluctantly” signed the gay civil-unions law.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...