Dean Demands Apologies
ALBANY, N.Y. - AP - Howard Dean, the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee, called on the head of New York's Republican Party to apologize or resign Wednesday over remarks linking the Democrats to a civil rights lawyer convicted of aiding terrorists.
Dean called Stephen Minarik's comments offensive, and said, "The American people deserve better than this type of political character assassination."
On Monday, Minarik said that Dean's election shows that "the Democrats simply have refused to learn the lessons of the past two election cycles, and now they can be accurately called the party of Barbara Boxer, Lynne Stewart and Howard Dean."
Dean went on to demand additional apologies from the RNC for the following:
"Even if I hate Republicans and everything they stand for, I'll tell you, a box of chocolates and a heart-felt bouquet of yellow roses right about now would go a long way to smoothing things over," Dean concluded. "And maybe some warm maple syrup."