Dean's Honeymoon with the press may soon be over...

Seems like General Clark is not the only one with a secret to hide from the press....

http://www.msnbc.com/news/999347.asp...

Politics: What's in Howard Dean's Secret Vermont Files?

First, the picture of Dean is very scary. I'm sure others will see it as "passionate".

Second, will the media find the "secret files" interesting enough to report on?" Maybe so...

"He [Dean] told Vermont Public Radio he was putting a 10-year seal on many of his official papers"”four years longer than previous Vermont governors"”because of "future political considerations... We didn't want anything embarrassing appearing in the papers at a critical time."

Tricky situation, the public's right to know the truth about a candidate vs. the liberal media's need to prop up a candidate. It's an even toss, we'll see what happens.

Actually, I''ve discovered what could be the reason why NATO fired Clark. I guess almost starting a war with Russia would do it.

Well, if you''re suspicious of that, it would intrigue you to know that Bush had all his records from his tenure as governor of Texas locked away secure at daddy''s ranch.

From what I''ve been able to determine, he''s the only governor of Texas to have done that. In addition, though I could be wrong on this count, I believe that the governors are supposed to keep those documents available in the public domain.

So what''s Bush hiding?

Maybe he and Dean have a ""hide our papers"" club, where they have slumber parties and burn old documents after spraying them with perfume and giggling.

Dean looks like a min-dicatator.

Actually, I''ve discovered what could be the reason why NATO fired Clark.

Old news, and hardly what another military man would refer to as an issue of ""integrity"" - I guess the mystery will go on...

""So what''s Bush hiding?""

Well, we already know Bush is a despicable corrupt man -sarcasm boy

That''s an interesting website Ratboy, thanks for posting it. I found this exchange interesting...

""Evidence must be collected?"" Evidence of what? The Serbs certainly did not have weapons of mass destruction; nor did they attack us first; nor were they ever a threat to us.""

I refer to the Kosovo War as ""the silent war"". There were no protests or outrade, not even by our own celebrities.

Someday this war will be ""interesting"", and we''ll uncover the real horrors of war, intentional bombings of civilians, orders to attack friendly troops, and how Nato troops stood by and watched villages get ransacked by opposing forces. Someday it will be ""interesting"", but not today.

I dunno... Dean''s the only man I''ve seen so far I''d want to be president... Clark''s kewl, but he definitely seems like a natural side kick.

Dean''s got guts and he''s willing to do what needs to be done to help this country...

Doesn''t help that he''s talking education while Bush just keeps defending the damn war... Not to mention that he''s actually doing stuff that makes sense instead of the No Child Left Behind.

But that''s just a future educator from the left''s point of view.

How is Dean going to do a better job with Education than Bush?

Because Bush hasnt done anything for education.

Because Bush hasnt done anything for education.

Other than increasing federal spending on education to record levels and setting national standards for accountability, that is...

Not that any of that matters. You can''t fix education in this country by throwing more money at it - so no Democrat will ever improve education as tht is their only solution.

I refer to the Kosovo War as ""the silent war"". There were no protests or outrade, not even by our own celebrities.

Someday this war will be ""interesting"", and we''ll uncover the real horrors of war, intentional bombings of civilians, orders to attack friendly troops, and how Nato troops stood by and watched villages get ransacked by opposing forces. Someday it will be ""interesting"", but not today.

I actually wrote an essay about the Kosovo war and the crimes being committed there as an entry into the National Peace Institute''s high school essay contest during my last year of high school (95-96 school year; I know, I''m a young''un).

It''s a war that had even more questionable acts and problems than any other in recent history. But yeah, guess the celebrities and big protest groups didn''t find it fashionable to protest the handling of the Kosovo war.

Funny how that works with a Democrat in the white house. I think it shows how pointless the protest movement is.

Absolutely, and it cuts both ways. Protestors didn''t stop the war in Iraq just like how other protestors haven''t outlawed abortion.

I think there is a lot more to gain from discussing issues than getting involved in silly protest groups regardless of whether I agree with them or not. I''ve spent most of my life being annoyed by people I agree with. If somebody gives me a logical sounding reason to do or not do something I''m usually good. I don''t need to see pictures of mutilated corpses to know not to drive drunk. I don''t need the twisted Tom Greenesque propaganda of the truth.com to know not to smoke. I hope that some day protest groups will realize they are alienating more people than they are really converting.

"Rat Boy" wrote:

Absolutely, and it cuts both ways. Protestors didn''t stop the war in Iraq just like how other protestors haven''t outlawed abortion.

Yup. Plus, protests draw out the nuts. The anti-war protests have better looking chicks though...

Sure, if you go for the weed-smoking, hairy armpit, unshaven leg types.

He meant chicks as in women, not as in Tom Chick.

"Rat Boy" wrote:

Sure, if you go for the weed-smoking, hairy armpit, unshaven leg types.

Better than the fat, toothless, mullet haired, smelly people of the anti-abortion protests.

This thread is getting derailed, we need to get back on topic, mainly how nobody ever cares when Govenor''s turned Presidential Canidates seal documents. I mean, how much flak did Bush take for it? Isn''t the media in a giant conspiracy to make him look bad? Or more likely, isn''t everyone looking for an excuse to bitch about a controversial (note: doesn''t mean disliked) president in order to raise ratings? Yet I don''t see anyone caring about his sealed docs. I don''t really think anybody will care here either, though if they do more power to em.

Also, yoink

Also, schools are having huge problems meeting the accountability standards Ral is touting for Bush, like rural schools where it''s almost impossible to have every teacher certified in every subject they teach or, more recently...

http://www.cnn.com/2003/EDUCATION/12...

I can understand politicians not wanting someone to comb back through everything they ever did, but whether Bush or Dean...tough. Justify what you did, or state your regret, but if you did it in public office, dude it''s public.

Woohoo! I''ve been sigged!

And yes, basically I agree that this trend of politicians sealing documents from their time in previous offices when they try to run for president is quite disturbing and inexcusable.