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Old 01-15-2004, 03:07 PM   #1
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What Presidential Candidate Split His Pants At A State Dinner?



He's a hardheaded penny-pincher, she's a publicity-shy doctor. PEOPLE magazine sat down with Democratic Presidential candidate Howard Dean, 55, and his wife, Judy, 50, for their first joint interview. Read 17 things we learned about him, then peruse the exclusive transcript.

1. He calls his wife "sweetie"; she calls him "Howie."

2. He wore his prom tuxedo to one of President Clinton's White House state dinners to save money, but coughed and split his pants and had to be escorted home by state troopers covering his posterior.

3. His staff forced him to buy a new suit at Paul Stuart in New York for the campaign (it cost $800). "It nearly killed me."

4. He always turns off the lights when he walks out of a room. He used to get into fights with his wife about turning up the heat in the winter, so now she pays the bill so he doesn't have to see it.

5. The last sitcom he watched was All in the Family in its original run.

6. He is compulsive about recycling. Once he picked up every newspaper off an airplane at the end of a flight and hauled them to a recycling center. He also does recycling inspections of his staffer's bins.

7. He insists that paper in his office be printed on both sides.

8. He likes Outkast and Wyclef Jean (his son's music) as well as Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead.

9. He fixes the toilet at home; plumbing is his "therapy."

10. He never takes taxis or limos. In New York City he takes the subway.

11. Asked his favorite food indulgence, he responds: fish. (He later amends this to chocolate chip cookies.)

12. He drinks generic ginger ale and snacks to save money.

13. He plays the guitar and harmonica. He sings '60s folk tunes (see: Peter, Paul and Mary above.)

14. Despite his reservations about cost, he was finally persuaded to take his shirts to the dry cleaner last year. He used to just throw them in the wash.

15. As the governor of Vermont, he drove himself and pumped his own gas.

16. He has been known to tape his shoes together.

17. He wears '70s-style gold-rimmed glasses that he won't update; his wife carries a purse covered in pen marks. They are both devoted discount shoppers ...


For more, read the exclusive PEOPLE magazine interview with the Deans.

http://people.aol.com/people/feature...576954,00.html

You can log on to the People web site w/ the password EXCITING..it should be good at least through today
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Old 01-15-2004, 03:34 PM   #2
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Well if he gets elected maybe we'll now have a president that won't waste our money and piss the environment down the drain.
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Old 01-15-2004, 05:31 PM   #3
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It definitely sounds like he wouldn't waste money.
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I admire the frugal.

I did find this interesting:
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The last sitcom he watched was All in the Family in its original run
I thought presidential candidates always wanted to appear "in touch" with "regular folks". What will the MTV generation think about this (and do they even know what "All in the Family" is/was).
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"10. He never takes taxis or limos. In New York City he takes the subway."

Yeah! Bush uses this city to try and get more votes, Dean uses it for public transportation.
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I admire the frugal.

I did find this interesting:


I thought presidential candidates always wanted to appear "in touch" with "regular folks". What will the MTV generation think about this (and do they even know what "All in the Family" is/was).
I thought the same exact thing.
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