Jumping the shark for Jesus: the Dean response
: Howard Dean smells opportunity from the religious right’s, uh, extreme reaction to the Schiavo matter. He’s right. But he’s also characteristically, uh, blunt and I wonder whether that’s the best way to take advantage of the opportunity.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, who has accused congressional Republicans of “grandstanding” in the Terri Schiavo case, said his party will use it against the GOP in coming elections.
“This is going to be an issue in 2006, and its going to be an issue in 2008 because we’re going to have an ad with a picture of (House Majority Leader) Tom DeLay saying, ‘Do you want this guy to decide whether you die or not? Or is that going to be up to your loved ones?'” Dean said in West Hollywood, Calif.
Dean, answering questions at an Access Now for Gay and Lesbian Equality event on Friday, went on to say: “The issue is: Are we going to live in a theocracy where the highest powers tell us what to do? Or are we going to be allowed to consult our own high powers when we make very difficult decisions?'”