Dean responds to Santorum’s remarks

Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) yesterday made remarks referring to the current sodomy case before the Supreme Court. About the case, he said:

If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual (gay) sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything.


Governor Dean just released his response to Sen. Santorum’s remarks. A couple key quotes from this release:

The silence with which President Bush and the Republican Party leadership have greeted Sen. Santorum’s remarks is deafening. It is the same silence that greeted Senator Lott’s offensive remarks in December. It is a silence that implicitly condones a policy of domestic divisiveness, a policy that seeks to divide Americans again and again on the basis of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation.

It is a policy that must end, and it is a policy that will end with a Dean Presidency.


It’s clear that Gov. Dean is making two different points: one, that someone needs to speak up. Two, that someone needs to lead the Democratic party. That’s good news on both fronts.