by Peter Freyne
Now, I know y'all recognize this guy, eh?
The little Burlington doctor with the doctor wife?
Despite his Republican Park Avenue breeding, Howard Dean joined the Democratic Party when he settled in Vermont in the late 1970s.
Had quite a run from county chairman to state rep to Lite-Gov then Governor for more than decade.
The only office he sought that he did not get was President of the United States.
Of course, Ho-Ho is the current popular chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
There's an Associated Press story out of Washington, DC, about Dr. Dean making the rounds today:
As head of DNC, Dean faces major problems in 2008
By Beth Fouhy Associated Press
WASHINGTON — It won't be a summer of love for Howard Dean, with peace and understanding in short supply.
The Democratic National Committee chairman faces several formidable challenges. Some states are determined to move up the dates of their presidential primaries despite the potential for upending the nomination process, and the party's convention in Denver in 2008 is already dealing with nettlesome labor and financial woes....
The article taps old, reliable Dean critics from the former Clinton Administration like James Carville to make the hits.
But it also acknowledges the reality of Howard Dean's enormous popularity with the Democratic Party's grassroots in the 50 states outside the beltway.
However, what the Associated Press did not mention, but "Freyne Land" has learned from reliable sources, is that Chairman Howard Dean is bringing the DNC's Executive Committee to "The People's Republic of Burlington" for a weekend pow-wow on August 10-11.