Dean Slams Bush on Town Hall Meetings
Howard Dean Says Bush allowing only supporters into Social Security Town Hall Meetings:
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said yesterday that President Bush’s policy of excluding non-Republicans from town-hall meetings on Social Security reform was “not an American thing to do.”
Dean slams Bush on town-hall meetings
Bush woos supporters to get behind Social Security reform
....Trying to rally public opinion, Bush is mounting town-hall meetings across the country on a tour that began last week with a two-day, five-state swing.
Crowds at the events are handpicked and friendly. In Raleigh, tickets were given out through the offices of North Carolina's two Republican senators, Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr.....