14, 2005 -- DNC Chairman Howard Dean addressed a breakfast meeting of
Democratic Municipal Officials held during the National League of
Cities Congressional City Conference. Due to an overflow
crowd, hotel staff had to open another wing of the room with six more
tables and dozens of additional seats. Dean started off on a
practical note. "We need your e-mail addresses; we need to be in
contact with you," he said. He defended Community Development
Block Grants, which the Bush Administration is proposing to consolidate
with other programs in the Economic Development Administration.
Dean said the Administration has gone "too far" with its Social
Security proposal. Finally, he talked about moral values.
"Jesus didn't talk about picking our neighbors; he talked about loving
our neigbors," Dean said. He compared Republicans to Pharisees and Sadducees who "talk all the time about
moral values, but never deliver."