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.