May 18, 2005

Why Democratic Leaders Lack Credibility With American Voters

Howard Dean, national chairman of the Democratic party, thinks Tom DeLay is guilty until proven innocent:

"I think he's guilty . . . of taking trips paid for by lobbyists, and of campaign-finance violations during his manipulation of the Texas election process," Dean said.

But Howard Dean thinks Osama bin Laden is innocent until proven guilty:

"I've resisted pronouncing a sentence before guilt is found," Dean said during the 2004 Democratic primary campaign. "I still have this old-fashioned notion that even with people like Osama, who is very likely to be found guilty, we should do our best not to, in positions of executive power, not to prejudge jury trials."

Okay, I get it. Do you?

Here's the source article.