Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean has surely finally said something so absurd that even his staunchest supporters can’t defend. Mr./Dr. Dean denied over the weekend that any Democrats had taken money from lobbyist Jack Abramoff, even though it is well documented that several top Democrats, including Sen. Harry Reid and Sen. Hillary Clinton, have received money from him or his clients, and some have announced they are giving the Abramoff cash to charity.
Not one to be dissuaded by mere facts, Mr./Dr. Dean insisted with a straight face on CNN that, "There are no Democrats who took money from Jack Abramoff, not one, not one single Democrat. Every person named in this scandal is a Republican. Every person under investigation is a Republican. Every person indicted is a Republican.
True to form, not knowing when to quit, he continued: "This is a Republican finance scandal. There is no evidence that Jack Abramoff ever gave any Democrat any money. And we've looked through all of those FEC reports to make sure that's true." [Please see this post for more information on Democrats receiving money]
Keep talking, Mr./Dr. Dean. The Republicans gain points every time you open your mouth.