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Sunday, May 04, 2003


Some Colleges Would Toss Him Out for not Crediting Sources

posted by Editor at Sunday, May 04, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
From the Dean for America campaign:


May 3, 2003


Representative Dick Gephardt has recently caught on to a surefire winning message – the message of Governor Howard Dean, M.D. Tonight, he repeated Governor Dean’s quip, “We cannot be Bush lite” for the third time, without crediting the Governor.

On being “Bush-lite”

Howard Dean, January 24: Dean, speaking to seniors at a retirement home in Durham New Hampshire, said that Dems won’t beat Bush ‘by portraying themselves as Bush-lite.” (National Journal, 1/24/03)

Howard Dean, March 28: “If your platform is Bush-lite, we can’t beat Bush.” (Omaha World Herald, 3/28/03)

Howard Dean, April 2: “We're not going to beat George Bush by being Bush-lite.” [AP, 4/3/03]

Howard Dean, April 4: “We are not going to beat George Bush by being Bush-lite.” (Atlanta Journal Constitution, 4/4/03)

Dick Gephardt, April 25: “I do not think we're going to defeat George Bush by trimming around the edges and, in effect, being ‘Bush-lite.’” [Lou Dobbs Moneyline, 4/25/03]

Dick Gephardt, May 3: “We cannot be Bush-lite.”

Note Joe Trippi's Explanation


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