I slammed my empty beer bottle on the bar and screamed: “Moderate Democrats are just as slimy as any moderate Republican — they're all corporate whores.”
Former Governor Howard Dean slammed his fist on the bar in protest: “Screw you, I resent that!”
I asked him, “Are you a corporate whore?”
He replied, "I'm a lobbyist."
Howard Dean, who was once the Democratic governor of Senator Bernie Sanders's home state of Vermont, endorsed Hillary Clinton for President. Dean is also a regular "contributor" on the cable news channel MSNBC — which is owned by Comcast, who also supports Clinton.
In January 2009, Dean indicated he would enter the private sector after 30 years in politics after being snubbed for a position in the Obama administration — so he had decided to use the "revolving door" and became a lobbyist.
Howard Dean became a "Senior Strategic Advisor and Independent Consultant" for the Government Affairs office at the law firm McKenna, Long & Aldridge. The firm later merged with Dentons in June 2015 — a multinational law firm and the world’s largest law firm by number of lawyers.
Dean is a doctor, not a lawyer.
After dodging the draft, he graduated from Yale with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1971. He briefly tried a career as a stockbroker before deciding on a career in medicine, completing pre-med classes at Columbia University. Dean received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in 1978 and began a medical residency at the University of Vermont. In 1981, he married fellow doctor Judith Steinberg, whom he met in medical school, and together they began a family medical practice in Shelburne, Vermont.
The members of the progressive group "Democracy for America" (a group that Howard Dean co-founded) overwhelmingly voted to endorse Bernie Sanders for President by a vote of 87.9% to 10.3% against Hillary Clinton.
Nowadays, every chance he gets, Howard Dean (a moderate Democrat and corporate whore) is on MSNBC trashing Senator Bernie Sanders — a progressive Independent and "Man of the People".
Shaun King at the New York Daily News on April 20, 2016: "So far, Bernie has won 15 states, with 19 contests to go. In 2004, Howard Dean won two states before melting down and dropping out. While he sounded like a populist, he was long considered a moderate in his own state and spends his time lobbying nowadays."
Maybe someone in that bar should have smashed that beer bottle over Howard Dean's head.