Monday, July 21, 2003

Dean v. Defenders: "My job is to make your job as difficult as possible."

More choice words from Howard Dean, via Jeralyn of TalkLeft:

I was a public defender in Vermont during part of Dean's tenure. He was openly hostile to the defense function. He once addressed a meeting of defense attorneys by stating that "my job is to make your job as difficult as possible." He is a man of his word, at least on this campaign promise. He did not want to fund public defense.

But he opposes the Patriot Act! He does!