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AP: Dean Blasts Bush Over Mad Cow Scare
Excite News ^ | December 27, 2003 | JOHN SOLOMON

Posted on 12/27/2003 6:04:10 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean says the Bush administration missed an opportunity to soften the impact of the country's first mad cow scare and that the American beef industry should receive federal aid to weather the crisis.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, Dean also said Friday he wants Osama bin Laden to get the death penalty, seeking to minimize fallout from a New Hampshire newspaper story in which he was quoted as saying the terror leader's guilt should not be prejudged.

"As a president, I would have to defend the process of the rule of law. But as an American, I want to make sure he gets the death penalty he deserves," Dean told the AP in a phone interview.

The former Vermont governor, who solidly leads the field of Democratic presidential candidates in both polls and money, said he was simply trying to state in The Concord Monitor interview that the process of trying bin Laden needs to be fair and credible.

In that interview published Friday, Dean was quoted as saying, "I still have this old-fashioned notion that even with people like Osama, who is very likely to be found guilty, we should do our best not to, in positions of executive power, not to prejudge jury trials."

Dean told the AP that sentiment doesn't mean he sympathizes in any way with the al-Qaida leader. "I'm just like every other American, I think the guy is outrageous," he said.

Dean also weighed in for the first time on the news earlier this week that a cow in Washington state has tested positive for mad cow disease, the first such case in the United States.

The former governor, whose state has a large dairy cow population, said the Bush administration failed to aggressively set up a tracking system that would allow the government to quickly track the origins of the sick cow, quarantine other animals it came in contact with and assure the marketplace the rest of the meat supply is safe.

"What we need in this country is instant traceability," he said.

Dean said such a system should have been set up quickly after the mad cow scare that devastated the British beef industry in the mid- to late-1990s. The Bush administration was still devising its plan when the sick cow was slaughtered Dec. 9, and on Friday the government still hadn't determine the infected animal's origins.

"This just shows the complete lack of foresight by the Bush administration once again," Dean said. "This is something that easily could be predicted and was predicted."

Dean said as a result the beef industry will suffer enormously. Officials said Friday 90 percent of the foreign markets for American beef have been closed off because of the announcement.

Asked if he supported a federal economic aid package for the industry, Dean said: "The answer is, yes, of course I do. The question is how much? And we don't know how much yet."

Dean said the government's first job, before the economic damage is calculated, must be to "close down that impact as soon as possible" by tracing the cow's origins and credibly reassuring the American public and the world that the rest of the U.S. beef supply is safe.

As a doctor, Dean said he was more concerned about the impact of the announcement on the U.S. economy than on public health. "The truth is this is going to have a minimal health impact," he said.

Dean also reacted to comments attributed to Democratic rival Joe Lieberman in a story published Friday in The Union-Leader of Manchester, N.H., suggesting the Roe vs. Wade decision needs to be revisited because scientific advances allow a fetus to survive outside the womb much earlier than in the 1970s.

Lieberman issued a statement Friday saying he was misquoted and doesn't want the historic Supreme Court decision to be reopened.

Dean said he wasn't personally familiar with the Union-Leader interview, but he said Lieberman is "very much off base and doesn't understand the science," comparing him to anti-abortion Republicans.

"I think Joe makes the mistake that Republicans do, insinuating himself in the doctor-patient relationship," Dean said.


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This guy is really scary. Look at the things he says!
1 posted on 12/27/2003 6:04:10 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: LurkedLongEnough
He never misses the opportunity to hype a phony crisis.
2 posted on 12/27/2003 6:06:39 PM PST by thoughtomator ("I will do whatever the Americans want because I saw what happened in Iraq, and I was afraid"-Qadafi)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Why didn't Clinton do anything during his administration, WHEN THE BRITISH SITUATION OCCURED!
3 posted on 12/27/2003 6:08:21 PM PST by xrp
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To: LurkedLongEnough
He and Wesley Clark are nuts. Mentally unbalanced, the both of them.

That fact becomes more and more evident every day.

4 posted on 12/27/2003 6:08:44 PM PST by sinkspur (Adopt a shelter dog or cat! You'll save one life, and maybe two!)
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To: LurkedLongEnough; AAABEST; Ace2U; Alamo-Girl; Alas; alfons; amom; AndreaZingg; Anonymous2; ...
Rights, farms, environment ping.

Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from this list.
I don't get offended if you want to be removed.

5 posted on 12/27/2003 6:08:45 PM PST by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: thoughtomator
Dean, Dean an out of control machine. Good Lord.. this guy will say anything at anytime to bash President Bush. Dean thinks he (Dean) is the see all, know all of the Dems. What a joke he is. He knows NOTHING. How silly is he?
6 posted on 12/27/2003 6:09:42 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush...he will prevail in spite of the naysayers)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
It's just great that this clown is the 'rats' front-runner. Hope he avoids the complete self-destruction long enough to get the nomination.
7 posted on 12/27/2003 6:09:46 PM PST by raptor29
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To: LurkedLongEnough
I think that he must have "Mad Dean Disease."

He is a real Loon!

8 posted on 12/27/2003 6:10:03 PM PST by Radix (Only 364 days until Santa brings me another new Tag Line.)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Howard Dean,MDD-Mad Democrat Disease
9 posted on 12/27/2003 6:10:15 PM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: sinkspur
Yup. Nuckin' futz.

Prairie
10 posted on 12/27/2003 6:10:20 PM PST by prairiebreeze (President George W. Bush....most assuredly, MY President!)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
He scares the Beejeebers out of me!
11 posted on 12/27/2003 6:11:00 PM PST by buffyt (Howard Dean doesn't have a leg to stand on.... because he has BOTH FEET in his MOUTH!)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Britain's BSE outbreak was from the late 80's to the late 90's. Only 2000 cows were tested in the entire US from 1990 to 2000. 50,000 were tested from 2000 to current time and only done after some money was released by the Congress for the USDA to conduct survey tests. Bush my butt, who increased the surveys chumpie Dean? Dean is a loose cannon with a lit fuse.
12 posted on 12/27/2003 6:12:38 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Dean said such a system should have been set up quickly after the mad cow scare that devastated the British beef industry in the mid- to late-1990s.

-----<br. Gee, I wonder who was President then. And I wonder what he was doing. I know what he wasn't doing. He wasn't having sex with "that woman", that's for sure.
13 posted on 12/27/2003 6:13:29 PM PST by gooleyman
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To: LurkedLongEnough
I just spent some time with my Father-in-Law. He explained (completely seriously) that the Mad Cow thing was Bush's fault and scoffed, "Just wait, he won't be able to fix this. The guy's a moron."
14 posted on 12/27/2003 6:13:50 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (France delenda est)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

MAD COW !!!
15 posted on 12/27/2003 6:13:51 PM PST by mylife
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To: LurkedLongEnough
"What we need in this country is instant traceability," he said.

Hint to readers, He's not really talking about cows here.
16 posted on 12/27/2003 6:14:13 PM PST by tet68
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Dean told the AP that sentiment doesn't mean he sympathizes in any way with the al-Qaida leader. "I'm just like every other American, I think the guy is outrageous," he said.

So.....he will repeat an unfounded tinfoil hat theory that W had advanced knowledge of 9-11, and the worst thing that he can say about Osama is that he is "outrageous."

Howie, forgive me if my opinion of Osama is a wee bit lower than is yours.

17 posted on 12/27/2003 6:14:16 PM PST by Paul Atreides (Is it really so difficult to post the entire article?)
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To: xrp
Why didn't Clinton do anything during his administration, WHEN THE BRITISH SITUATION OCCURED!

Because Clinton was only interested in Pigs.

So9

18 posted on 12/27/2003 6:14:17 PM PST by Servant of the 9 (A Goldwater Republican)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
You know, it wouldn't surprise me at all to see a headline tomorrow that reads 'Dean blasts Bush over Iran quake'.
19 posted on 12/27/2003 6:14:40 PM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: sinkspur
He and Wesley Clark are nuts. Mentally unbalanced, the both of them.

Dean - Clark

That's an unbalanced ticket.

20 posted on 12/27/2003 6:14:41 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: mylife
Hey Dean---Teeth bleaching. It's readily available, fairly inexpensive and easy to use.
21 posted on 12/27/2003 6:15:33 PM PST by riri
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To: LurkedLongEnough
The scary thing, everyone, is that Dems think he's rational and we're the crazy ones. Think about THAT!
22 posted on 12/27/2003 6:16:15 PM PST by BurtS188
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To: gooleyman
Bubba made it a practice to stay as far away from Mad Cow. That's why they have seperate houses.
23 posted on 12/27/2003 6:17:04 PM PST by Paul Atreides (Is it really so difficult to post the entire article?)
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To: LurkedLongEnough; MeeknMing; potlatch; nopardons; PhilDragoo; GeronL; onyx
"Ask Dr. Dee"
24 posted on 12/27/2003 6:19:26 PM PST by autoresponder (SLICK http://0access.tripod.com/legacy.html OLDIES BG MUSIC: http://0access.tripod.com/slick.html)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Dean is a joke. Anyone not already a hard-core Democrat looks at this sort of statement as pandering. He's alienating the middle more and more.

McGovern.. er.. Dean in '04!

25 posted on 12/27/2003 6:19:35 PM PST by Snuffington
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To: sinkspur
He and Wesley Clark are nuts. Mentally unbalanced, the both of them.

Yep, but its also clear they are running for office and the only way to get elected (in their minds) is to savage the president

26 posted on 12/27/2003 6:19:51 PM PST by woofie
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To: riri
No need.

Next month he starts wearing a burka.
27 posted on 12/27/2003 6:20:47 PM PST by autoresponder (SLICK http://0access.tripod.com/legacy.html OLDIES BG MUSIC: http://0access.tripod.com/slick.html)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Holy Shat...I was wondering in jest when the Dumbocrats would blame this mad cow thing on Bush...This clown never ceases to amaze...
28 posted on 12/27/2003 6:22:04 PM PST by CAfraudPI
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To: Prodigal Son
At first I thought it read: Cow blasts Bush over Mad Dean scare.
I must be getting tired?
29 posted on 12/27/2003 6:22:21 PM PST by americanbychoice
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Deano doesn't think things out very well before opening his mouth.

I doubt that will ever change.
30 posted on 12/27/2003 6:23:28 PM PST by martian_22 (send all replies to: P.Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney)
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To: mylife
As they say in Texas:Dean's all hat,no cattle.
31 posted on 12/27/2003 6:23:45 PM PST by dancusa
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To: LurkedLongEnough
THIS JUST IN TO SEEBS NEWS! Dr. Howard Brush Dean has reversed himself and has said that he didn't mean tat Governor Bush had reveresed himself and not done enough for the victims of Mad Cow disease and should treat Mad Cow disease as an Episcopalian would, instead of a 23 trillion dollar tax cut.

Stay tuned this SEEBS channel for more news on Dr. Dean's reversal.

32 posted on 12/27/2003 6:25:29 PM PST by Benrand
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To: ClearCase_guy
I just spent some time with my Father-in-Law. He explained (completely seriously) that the Mad Cow thing was Bush's fault and scoffed, "Just wait, he won't be able to fix this. The guy's a moron." People who say such things are funny. Like Bush went out to Washington and personally insured the cow got Mad Cow Disease. Or maybe he should be personally stopping at every farm and ranch during his off time.
33 posted on 12/27/2003 6:26:54 PM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Dean: "I will personally inspect every cow at slaughter to protect you from this vicious GOP caused disease"
34 posted on 12/27/2003 6:29:07 PM PST by LaraCroft
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To: dancusa
As they say in Texas:Dean's all hat,no cattle.

As I say in Texas: Dean is Asshat and no cattle! LOL!

35 posted on 12/27/2003 6:29:20 PM PST by mylife
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To: LurkedLongEnough
I knew it was only the matter of time.

I am sure Bush personally went to Canada to bring back a few cows infected with mad cow disease. (/sarcasm)

The Dems in general and Dean in particular have totally lost their mind, if they ever had it.

God help us, if they ever get back into power.
36 posted on 12/27/2003 6:29:27 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: LurkedLongEnough
What a moron. He wants to give aid to an idiot who purchased a Canadian cow?
37 posted on 12/27/2003 6:32:07 PM PST by Beck_isright (This tag line edited by the 9th Circuit Court due to offensive political commentary)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
National cow tracking and a bailout for the cattle industry.

What a platform!
38 posted on 12/27/2003 6:35:21 PM PST by Delta 21 ("GI" since 1980" (Trained killer in the service of the Constitution))
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Americans love beef. The beef industry is not going to need to be rescued.
39 posted on 12/27/2003 6:38:56 PM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: LurkedLongEnough
"AP: Dean Blasts Bush Over Mad Cow Scare"

Duh...Like we didn't think THAT would happen.

P.S. How long, exactly, did it take him to come out with that...fifteen seconds?

---Really, Howard...sooooo predictable!

40 posted on 12/27/2003 6:40:58 PM PST by NordP (Peace through Strength: W - 1 of the BEST Presidents we've EVER had! - Happy B-day on the 25th Karl)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
He'll probably say that President Bush hand fed the tainted feed to the infected cow.
41 posted on 12/27/2003 6:42:50 PM PST by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
you just gotta wonder when all of dean's little followers are going to start wearing symbolic armbands....
42 posted on 12/27/2003 6:45:01 PM PST by ahadams2
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To: ClearCase_guy
I just spent some time with my Father-in-Law. He explained (completely seriously) that the Mad Cow thing was Bush's fault and scoffed, "Just wait, he won't be able to fix this. The guy's a moron."

See the chapter of Ann Coulter's book "Slander" on the subject of Democrats calling everyone they don't agree with "stupid."

43 posted on 12/27/2003 6:53:08 PM PST by mvpel
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Tomorrow he'll be saying that we should execute the mad cows and grind up Saddam for hamburger.
44 posted on 12/27/2003 7:00:07 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: cubreporter
Bush has done either:

1. Too much,

2. not enough, or

3. applied the wrong solution for the problem at hand.

However, Howard Brush Dean III, child of privilege, Birkenstock doc, and beneficiary of some $3.8 million in trust funds, equities and financial instruments, in his wisdom, can accurately define the X-ray vision, laser sharp, exact right answer each time.

Except when his mouth gets into gear. Then we hear words come out, and they SOUND like the English language, and the phrase construction seems to be correct, but the sentences make no sense whatsoever.
45 posted on 12/27/2003 7:00:24 PM PST by alloysteel
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To: vetvetdoug
Wasn't it under SLICK that the USDA changed some rules that will NOW allow certain diseased animals into the food chain? I think it was ones with tumors, cancer growths etc. To my way of thinking NO diseased animal should be allowed into the food chain.

The idiots at the processing plant should never have processed the meat once the BSE was determined. Better to take the loss on one cow than to take the beating they will now take.

46 posted on 12/27/2003 7:06:12 PM PST by GailA (Millington Rally for America after action http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872519/posts)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Bush political advertisement next year:

Little old Lady: "Hey Dean - WHERE'S THE BEEF?"

47 posted on 12/27/2003 7:06:19 PM PST by Go Gordon (The older I get, the better I used to be.)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
"Hello 911? Could we get a rubber truck out here at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn??"

Pray for W and The Truth

48 posted on 12/27/2003 7:09:54 PM PST by bray (The Wicked Witch of NY and Her 9 Flying Monkeys are Burning!)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
The former governor, whose state has a large dairy cow population...

Uh, does anyone know whether Dean set up such a tracking system in Vermont?

49 posted on 12/27/2003 7:13:21 PM PST by ellery
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Dean says the Bush administration missed an opportunity to soften the impact of the country's first mad cow scare

What does he mean "soften" - cover it up? That would be so - so-----Clintonesque!

50 posted on 12/27/2003 7:14:46 PM PST by TheBattman (Do it your way - just don't come crying to me when it doesn't work!)
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