Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Dean Tours the Red States


"Dean is likely to face a mixed reception in Kansas, which at 43 percent trails only Nebraska and Utah in the percentage of population registered as Republicans.

"Some local Democrats appear unconvinced.

"Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat who scored a surprising win in 2002 but is a top GOP target next year, won't appear with Dean during his two-day visit.


"Rep. Dennis Moore, the state's only congressional Democrat, is traveling out of the country and won't return until next week. A Moore spokeswoman declined to comment on Dean's trip.
"Aides to other Kansas Democrats, including state Sen. Janice Lee and Kansas City Mayor Carol Marinovich, also declined to comment on Dean's visit.
"Dean is likely to face a similar reception next week in Mississippi, where Rep. Gene Taylor, the state's only white Democrat in Congress, has been openly critical of his party's new chairman.
"...Davis noted, for example, that tickets for the rally in Lawrence sold out in less than three hours."

Yeah, I'd pay for a ticket, too, if he came here. It's hard to look away from a train wreck.