Howard Dean Considering Bid To Chair Democratic Party
November 08, 2004
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Former presidential candidate Howard Dean is considering a bid to become chairman of the national Democratic Party.
Steve Grossman, himself a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said Dean had told him he was thinking about it.
Dean was traveling today in New York and unavailable for comment. His spokeswoman, Laura Gross, said ``it was far too early to be speculating on that.'' The 240 members of the Democratic National Convention will elect a new chair early next year. Several names are already being mentioned, including former Clinton aide Harold Ickes; Donna Brazile, who ran Al Gore's presidential campaign, and Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack.
Dean has been outspoken since the beginning of his presidential bid in saying that the Democratic Party must establish a separate and unique identity from Republicans.
The next chairman will replace Terry McAuliffe, whose term is ending.
CUSTER CONSIDERING TAKING ON THE SIOUX - "I'LL TEACH 'EM A THING OR TWO", HE BOASTS
May, 1876 - Lt. General George Armstrong Custer, flamboyant Civil War hero and commander of the 7th Calvary, is seriously considering a showdown with Chief Sitting Bull's Sioux sometime this summer, probably in the Black Hills, a source close to the general has revealed. "Worried?" the source said incredulously when asked if the men were apprehensive about facing such a formidible foe. "What the hell for? It ain't like we're fightin a real army," the source said.
PRESIDENT CONSIDERING ATTENDING A PLAY AT FORD'S THEATER
April, 1865 - President and Mrs. Lincoln are seriously considering a visit to Ford's Theater this week to see the highly acclaimed production of Our American Cousin. A family friend said the President had told him he was thinking about it. "It's been awhile since the President and his wife have had a night out," the friend said.
CAPTAIN SMITH CONSIDERING TAKING THE HELM OF TITANIC
April, 1912 - Captain Edward Smith, White Star Line's most seasoned officer, is seriously considering taking command of the company's newest, largest, and most luxurious liner Titanic for it's maiden voyage from South Hampton to New York. "It's a terrific opporuntiy," a spokesman for White Star Line said. "He will be retiring soon, and what better way to conclude a distinguished career than on this mighty and unsinkable ship ..."
EMPEROR CONSIDERING INVADING RUSSIA SOMETIME THIS YEAR, NEXT AT THE LATEST
July 1811 - The Emperor Napoleon is seriously considering an invasion of Russia at some point in 1811 or 1812, according to palace sources. The Emperor could not immedately be reached for comment, but a source close to the Empress Josephine tells Le Grande Bouche that she overheard the Emperor tell his wife he can't wait to "kick some Russky a--".
PROCONSUL CONSIDERING TRIP TO SENATE - MAY ACCEPT EMPEROR'S CROWN
March, 44 - Julius Caesar, fresh from his victories over Crassus and Pompey and adored by the citizens of Rome, is seriously considering accepting the offer to become supreme ruler over all the empire and will discuss his options when the Senate reconvenes this week. According to Marc Antony, friend and confidant of the proconsul, "Caesar's been looking forward to seeing his old pals Brutus and Cassius and getting their take on this whole emperor thing. He's always respected their input." Marc Antony also offered that Caesar has always been open to their criticism, as well. "They can be quite cutting," he said, "but Caesar can handle it."