Well now, this is good news, not only because of what Taegan is reporting, but also because I get to put up that photo again:
Howard Dean tells Lloyd Grove that he's back in the good graces of the White House now that Rahm Emanuel no longer works there.
Said Dean: "Since Rahm left, I get over there a fair amount."
"As an Illinois congressman heading up the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Emanuel clashed bitterly with Dean over allocation of resources. As White House chief of staff, Emanuel made sure to publicly humiliate Dean by banning him from the DNC announcement ceremony when Obama appointed Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine as Dean's replacement."
Let us not forget that it was Howard Dean who created the winning 50-state strategy:
As chairman of the party, Dean created and employed the 50 State Strategy that attempted to make Democrats competitive in normally conservative states often dismissed in the past as "solid red." The success of the strategy became apparent after the 2006 midterm elections, where Democrats took back the House and picked up seats in the Senate from normally Republican states such as Missouri and Montana. In the 2008 election, Barack Obama used the 50 state strategy as the backbone of his candidacy.