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Thursday, May 27, 2004


Columnist Dean?

posted by Aziz P. at Thursday, May 27, 2004 permalink View blog reactions
This seems legitimate:

Former Vermont governor, and presidential candidate Howard Dean has a new job as a newspaper columnist.

Dean has signed a deal with a California firm that will distribute his column to about 700 newspapers across the country.

Laura Gross, a spokeswoman for Dean's Democracy for America organization, says the column will give Dean a chance to talk about political issues.

Dean's first column will run next week.

Also, don't miss this decent column on AlterNet that sums up Dean's DFA goals pretty well. I think that a column will give Dean a chance to maintain his public spotlight.


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