• As governor, I came to believe that the death penalty would be a just punishment for certain, especially heinous crimes, such as the murder of a child or the murder of a police officer. The events of September 11 convinced me that terrorists also deserve the ultimate punishment.

    "The Flip-Flops of Howard Dean: What he said then. What he says now. What happened" by William Saletan and Avi Zenilman, September 11, 2003.
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