Thursday, November 10, 2016
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A piece of encouraging news in a dark, dark week: Howard Dean will run once again to chair the DNC. This makes us cats happy. His lap is one of the places in the world in which we would most like to curl up.
But there's another good reason that we want Howard back at the helm: When he was in charge, Democrats won elections. His 50-state strategy and the tight ship he ran helped bring us big Congressional victories in 2006 and 2008. After that, under Tim Kaine and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, it's been — no offense — a big-time downhill ride.
We also think it's important that the Democratic Party chair not have another day job. We cats are flawless multitaskers — in fact, we're perfect at everything — but humans, not so much. So although Keith Ellison is a swell guy, he's got something else he needs to do: represent the fine people of Minnesota's fifth Congressional district. (And his biggest backer, by the way, isn't even a Democrat.)
So thank you, Gov, for giving us a little bit of needed cheer. We appreciate your willingness to climb back into the trenches and build on that popular-vote margin that Hillary Clinton earned the other day. You make us PURR.
UPDATE: Howard Dean agrees: No other day job. See, this is why we love him. He reads our minds. Spooky and fun!