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Howard, you BITCH!

By Michael J. Smith on Thursday May 4, 2006 09:01 AM

Alan Smithee reports:

Strolling through the morning news I ran across this frankly puzzling item, by way of AmericaBlog:


Howard Dean fires gay man in apparent retaliation against his partner

by John in DC - 5/03/2006 10:53:00 AM

Can you say Valerie Plame?

The Democratic National Committee yesterday fired its gay liaision, my friend Donald Hitchcock, and immediately replaced him with someone else (thus showing the position wasn't phased out). What's odd about the firing, to put it lightly is that it comes within days of Donald's partner, Paul Yandura, publicly criticizing the DNC for not being pro-gay enough.

The DNC claims they aren't retaliating against the spouse for the other spouse's politics. From all appearances, that's exactly what they're doing.


That the dems have been slowly sidling away from gay issues as part of their imitation-republican "god, guns 'n gays" strategy has been fairly obvious for some time. But this bit of transparent fag-bashing seems unusually, well, flashy for Dean. Has the pressure of being head DNC cheerleader made Howard the Dem pop his top? Enquiring mind and all that...

Comments (3)

Well, wasn't Howard Dean also behind the recruiting of an anti-abortion candidate to run for the US Senate in Pennsylvania? Dean is definitely part of the push to move the Democrats to the right, so none of this should surprise us.

Oh, I wasn't particularly surprised that Dean's trying to push gay dems back in the closet. It was this blatant revenge firing that surprised me. Is this a side of Howard the Donk I've been missing? Has the pressure finally gotten to him? And what about Scarecrow's brain?!?

J. Alva Scruggs:

Dean's major flaw to upper donkdom was being an outsider who attempted a foot in the door strategy. Now, he's useful as a sop to the hyperactive net-wonks and as a tooth in the ratchet. His current job is a dead end, except for the networking potential. I expect he'll be on some prominent boards soon and have the occasional think tank gig.

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