Dean favors government shutdown because 'I know who's going to get blamed' 

National Journal reports that former Democratic presidential aspirant and Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean says he "would be quietly rooting" for a government shutdown in the current budget showdown with House Speaker John Boehner and Republicans on Capitol Hill.

“If I was head of DNC, I would be quietly rooting for it,” said Dean while speaking on a National Journal Insider’s Conference panel earlier today.

“I know who’s going to get blamed – we’ve been down this road before," Dean said.

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