Ungerer accused Dean and other Democratic presidential hopefuls of dividing the country by bashing Bush instead of outlining their own plans and showing respect for authority.
“Please tone down the garbage, the mean mouthing, the tearing down of your neighbor and being so pompous,” Ungerer told the former Vermont governor and Democratic front-runner. “You should help your neighbor and not tear him down.”
“George Bush is not my neighbor,” Dean replied.
“Yes, he is,” Ungerer said, to which Dean responded: “You sit down. You’ve had your say and now I’m going to have my say.”
But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
Jesus goes on to use the example of the Samaritan as to who was their neighbor. The Samaritans were one of the most hated of people to the Jewish people at that time. But maybe Dean hadn’t read this passage since his version of the New Testament had the Book of Job in it.