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DNC chair Dean

Now that Howard Dean is the chair of the DNC, he's touring the U.S. to spread the message. On Wednesday, he spoke at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, along with Rev. Al Sharpton and Ann Coulter. Dean knows a few key Bible verses, and used them as he saw fit:
''We need to talk about values and not be afraid of them,'' he said, going on to make two biblical references. In the first he said Jesus' directive to ''love thy neighbor'' didn't mean one could choose which ones to love. He then remarked that Republicans never brought up the scriptural verse saying it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven.
This is rich (pardon the pun) coming from a man with Dean's financial situation. Remember those shirts/bumper stickers that said "Skating is not a crime"? Someone should tell Dean that being rich is not a sin, and the Bible doesn't say that it is. Unfortunately, this is a common misinterpretation. I was encouraged by his last statement:
''It's not about Republicans and Democrats, but about democracy that works,'' he said. ''I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt.''
I hope he gets his wish.



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