When the loyal opposition dies, the soul of America dies with it.

Some time back Pawn penned a rant about the role of an opposition. There is new currency on this issue, given the state of affairs in Washington (and across the country). This recent posting on Politico details Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean’s efforts to reach out to leaders both domestic and overseas, and to build an opposition mentaility. Here is a quote:

“I am trying to build relationships with other governments in preparation for a Democratic takeover,” Dean told me. “I want to make clear that there is an opposition in America and that we are ready to take power and that when we do, we are going to have much better relationships with them.”

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