Thursday, June 09, 2005

JANE HARMAN, (D-CA) "DEFLECT!!! DEFLECT!!! DEFLECT!!!"

Seen this over at The Hedgehog Report

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BLITZER: I know you have to vote, but I'll ask you one quick political question Congresswoman, before I let you go, on Howard Dean. Listen to what he said last night, the chairman of the Democratic Party.

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DEAN: The Republicans are not very friendly to different kinds of people. They're pretty monolithic party. They pretty much, all behave the same and they all look the same. And they all -- you know, it's pretty much a white Christian party.

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BLITZER: Do you agree with him? Is he a help or a hindrance to the Democrats?

HARMAN: Well, let me just say, that, as one Democrat, I think security is being addressed by many in our party, security issues. The intelligence bill comes up tomorrow. A lot of the things that we've been able to do in the last several years were Democratic ideas, including the structure for this new director of national intelligence. So, you know, I think that Democrats are being more successful in Congress and I'm really going to be proud of the role I will play tomorrow as ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee when this bill passes.

BLITZER: But, what about Howard -- what about Howard Dean?

HARMAN: I have -- he was elected the chairman of the Democratic party. I didn't hear see or hear those comments, but I am just hopeful that we can forge a really successful path for Democrats on security issues. I think we need a higher profile there, and I'm very excited about the opportunity.

BLITZER: All right, Jane Harman, you can go ahead and vote now.

HARMAN: Thanks.

BLITZER: Thanks very much for spending a few moments with us here on CNN.

HARMAN: Thank you, Wolf.

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Democrats can be so funny sometimes.......

It's like asking someone if they like the color of your new car and they respond back "I think you need to keep the oven at 400 degrees for 45 minutes."

And how can she NOT have heard about Dean's comments?