HOWARD DEAN: Well, first of all, let’s not forget the roots of Politico is on the right. It was financed by Joe Allbritton, who was a right-wing Texan before he passed away. Second of all, this is the worst kind of Washington story, it’s completely unsourced. For all we know, they’re making it up. Not unprecedented. So I would discount the idea that Democrats are worried about this, because there’s no evidence for that whatsoever.
Secondly, I — you know, this is, obviously, political. Who knows why Boehner decided to do this. It’s a great rallying cry for the Republican base, but the average American, even as reported by FOX, which is not exactly an unbiased source, believes this is a political investigation. So, I suppose they think they can get some mileage out of this. I don’t see how they do it. I think it’s mostly to fundraise and they’re doing a lot of fundraising off four dead Americans.