As infuriating as his comments are, Howard Dean gives more quotable statements than any other politician. Most of those statements are very easily turned back on him and his supporters. This is no exception.
Who else would have the guts to blatently say, "We're going to use Terri Schiavo later on"? (Scroll down, the quote is buried.) Not "We're going to use this issue later on" or even "We're going to use the Terri Schiavo issue later on," but Dean says that the Democrats (he is now their official spokesman) are going to use the now dead person of Terri Schiavo.
I'm sure he or some other Democrat spokesperson will say he was strictly speaking of the issue, not her personally, but he didn't say that. Regardless, he showed no class or compassion in speaking of a deceased woman as a political tool only weeks after she was buried.
Here's another story strictly on Dean's statement, but curiously it leaves out that flamable quote.
I'm sure this will be a lead story on every major newscast and daily newspaper. We have a politician saying they are going to use the death of an individual for political gain. I am holding my breath as I anxiously await this.