Well, that does it! After reading a column by Cal Thomas on Howard Dean's view of Jesus, you won't catch me voting that rascal for Dog Catcher---much less head of the Democratic Party!
The Right Reverend Thomas pointed out that Dean was not only an Easterner, he comes from "a Congregationalists background, a liberal denomination that does not believe in ministerial authority or church Hierarchy. Each Congregationalist believes he is in direct contact with God and is entitled to sort out truth for himself". What heresy!
Who would have believed that in this enlightened age of Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and the Fundamentalist Association of Bible Thumpers---that the Democrats would produce a man who not only wants to speak for the poor and disenfranchised but who speaks directly to God! Apparently, Dean is not aware that the bedrock of religion is based on not allowing common people to be in direct contact with God. That would spoil everything for ministers, priests and government officials! It's their job to tell the rest of us which is the true God and what he want for us!