There’s more trouble brewing for the Democratic National Committee. Rumor has it the DNC’s gay treasurer, Andrew Tobias, has been revising a bit of homo-related history. Our sources tell us that Tobias recently sent a message to gay Democratic donors claiming that Chairman Howard Dean did not know he was being interview for the 700 Club back in 2006.
Dean misspoke during that interview and claimed the Democrats believed marriage to be between one man and one woman. Tobias has allegedly been telling supporters that Dean thought he was being interviewed for ABC Family, not the Christian Broadcasting Network’s long-running news show. He’s apparently been tossing this story around for some time, for a May 11, 2006 email to gay Democrats reads,
Howard was NOT a guest on the 700 Club. He agreed to an interview with the CBN/ABC Family channel. Our feeling is that we can’t ignore the millions of people who watch CBN/ABC Family Channel programs just because Pat Robertson happens to be on for 30 minutes a day and grabs news content from the network.
CBN reporter David Brody confirmed this weekend, however, that Dean was well aware of the journalist’s outlet: “When I interviewed Gov. Dean in 2006 he and his staff knew it was for the 700 Club. That was made very clear.”
Tobias reportedly defended himself this weekend by saying he had been “misinformed” by a DNC staffer.