August 01, 2005

Howard Dean: Still off his rocker

Get this: DNC Chair Howard Dean blames the US Supreme Court´s Kelo decision on ... right-wing justices!

"The president and his right-wing Supreme Court think it is 'okay' to have the government take your house if they feel like putting a hotel where your house is," Dean said, not mentioning that until he nominated John Roberts to the Supreme Court this week, Bush had not appointed anyone to the high court.(!)

Dean's reference to the "right-wing" court was also erroneous. The four justices who dissented in the Kelo vs. New London case included the three most conservative members of the court -- Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Associate Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was the fourth dissenter.

The court's liberal coalition of Justices John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer combined with Justice Anthony Kennedy to form the majority opinion, allowing the city of New London, Conn., to use eminent domain to seize private properties for commercial development.

"We think that eminent domain does not belong in the private sector. It is for public use only," Dean said.

The conservative bloc agrees with you, Howie! Nevertheless, we think a national party chairman ought to get his facts just a little straight before foaming at the mouth. Again.

Posted by Rhodey at August 1, 2005 05:27 PM | TrackBack

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Why would you expect Dean to get anything right? He, and the democrats rely upon the ignorance of the american people to let blatantly wrongful statements to never even register as twisted figure this out would require a thought process, and the ability connect two dots, a skill many americans (and many democrats) that are enraptured with 'reality' tv lack!

Posted by: cardinals fan at August 3, 2005 04:52 PM