Friday, May 19, 2006

Pander Bear Redux

The pandering continues. This time it's the leader of the Democratic party, Howard Dean. Howard paid a visit to the 700 Club, trying to reach out to evangelical voters. Nothing wrong with that, of course. The problem comes when he misrepresents his party's position because he knows it will be unpopular with his audience, which is pretty much the definition of pandering -- changing your position to suit the audience you are addressing.

While on the show, Dean said the Democratic Party's platform states that "marriage is between a man and a woman." What it actually says is: "We support full inclusion of gay and lesbian families in the life of our nation and seek equal responsibilities, benefits, and protections for these families." Just the tiniest bit different.

And I wonder why I am becoming cynical.

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