I like to call him "Dictator Dean," and I often refer to his "Midnight Legislation." He does not listen to the people. I would love to see another Vermonter in the White House, but not Dean. When the civil union proposal was put forth, there were public meetings. My position on that issue is irrelevent, the overwhelming public response was negative. Dean just said "silly Vermonters, you don't know what you want or need. Don't worry, I know what is best, and I will do that." And he did. He singlehandedly changed State subdivision regulations, even after the environmental board did what he decreed and changed the subdivision rules. The new rules didn't meet with his approval, and he enacted his own over their heads. Must be they were already written, because the 80- 90 page document was ready for enactment that day, shocking the real estate world in Vermont, and with no warning. He also forced a needle exchange facility into a community that did not want it. Concerned parents and locals had no voice with Dictator Dean. Even during his governorship, he was eyeing the White House, and was laying a path for that. Dean does not work for the people, he does not hear what they say, and he does not hold himself accountable to them. I have been suprised that his candidacy is beign taken seriously, and I fear the fallout that would result should he become president. I say make your vote count while it can, do not let Dean make it to the Whitehouse!