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Dems and the Party Unity Thing

It was billed as a post-primary unity event at Democratic National Committee headquarters yesterday. But the unity fell apart before the opening "thank you all for coming."

As 18 elected Democrats filed into the party's conference room for the show of force, DNC Chairman Howard Dean, evidently not realizing the microphone was picking up his words, took a swipe at Sen. Chuck Schumer, the loquacious leader of the Senate Democrats' campaign effort.

"Wait until Schumer stops talking," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suggested to Dean.

"That'll be a long wait," Dean replied. Then began the meeting.

It seems that nothing can stop the Democrats from taking the White House and expanding their congressional majorities in November. But give them time. They're Democrats, after all.

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-- Dana Milbank

By Dana Milbank  | June 11, 2008; 12:00 AM ET
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