November 14, 2006
howarddean.jpg fns-carville-dean.jpg I almost forgot to post this from FNS. Howard Dean slapped away James Carville's ridiculous claims about Dean's 50 state strategy after we trounced the GOP on the 7th. James was obviously was planning this for months. Carville will be on The Situation Room shortly..

mcjoan has a good post up: Is Carville Emanuel's Sockpuppet?

Q. The election results were barely in when a top democratic strategist, James Carville -- you can see where I'm headed with this -- a former advisor to Bill Clinton, started going after you. Let's take a look at what he had to say. (Clip: The RNC did a better job than the DNC, that's the republican national committee and the democratic national committee, this year. He says, the house and senate campaign committees made up for your shortcomings and that Congressman Harold Ford should replace you as chairman of the DNC. First of all, what do you make of his criticism and do you have any intention of stepping down?

DEAN: I have to say I get a laugh out of that one. Here we have -- let's leave the federal races aside. The DCCC and the DSCC did do a wonderful job. The truth is we got six governors. We got nine additional legislative chambers. New Hampshire now has a democratic House and senate for the first time in a century. We did great. I think the time really has come now, now that we're in power, at least in the Congress, to pull together, to be unified. We've got a lot to do in t two years. We have a elect a democratic president.

Q. Do you have any intention of stepping down?

DEAN: No, I talked to Harold last night. He doesn't want the job. This is some kind inside the beltway silliness.


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