The Cool Passion Of Dr. Dean

The ex-Vermont Governor is a Park Avenue rebel and an unlikely spokesman for the anti-Bush left

The other day 600 people, give or take, showed up in Portsmouth, N.H., to see Dr. Howard Dean III talk about why he wants to be President. True, they were plied with bowls of coffee cake and just-melting ice cream, but it's still something for so many to rally on a hot weekday six months before the New Hampshire primary. At first the former Vermont Governor couldn't talk for all the cheering. Finally he was able to utter just one word before being drowned out: "Zounds!"

Zounds? Zounds is an old word, a fine word, a word with a pedigree. Iago...

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