DNC Chairman Plans To Exploit Terri Schiavo Murder For Political Gain
Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean has told a homosexual group in West Hollywood that the Democrats will make Terri Schiavo a campaign issue in the 2006 and 2008 election campaigns. Speaking at a breakfast meeting sponsored by Access Now for Gay and Lesbian Equality (ANGLE), Dean said while the need for "message discipline" was keeping Democrats focused on its opposition to the Bush administration's proposal to reform Social Security by allowing private investment accounts, "we're going to use Terri Schiavo later on."
Republican National Committee spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt responded to Dean's promise to politicize Terri Schiavo's tragic death: Dean's "outrageous remarks help underscore why Dean is the leader of the minority party. Terri Schiavo was never about partisan politicking, but instead about a woman's life." In 2003, Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean expressed his support for physician-assisted suicide and said Florida Republicans should be embarrassed for their passage of "Terri's Law."
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