Quick Clip Transcript: Dean on MSNBC
January 19, 2006
NORAH O'DONNELL: What should the Democratic and Republican parties be doing at a time when another Osama bin Laden tape has surfaced, rather than being divisive, shouldn't there be unity between the two parties?
DEAN: There is division because the president is running a corrupt administration. The president has admitted that Jack Abramoff met in the White House -- this person who financed all these trips and campaign contributions in return for favors. Now, we want to know from the White House: who has Jack Abramoff met with in the White House? How many times has he been there? The American people have a right to that information.
So, just because we are united in our fight on terrorism does not meet the Democratic Party is going to countenance corrupt Republicans running this country -- and that's exactly what's happening, it's happening in Ohio, in Washington, all over this country. We want a change, a fundamental change, a limit on this kind of money corrupting our government. The difference between the Republican Party they put their party first, before America. We think that's wrong. We think America comes first, not either political party.