To those who pooh-pooh framing
Dean shows how it is done:
Dean says that while Democrats believe in a "small government just big enough to get things done," Republicans "believe in a government just small enough to sit inside Terry Schiavo's nursing-home room." It was a clear reference to Republican attempts to keep the brain-damaged woman on life support.
My particular mantra is this: government should be as small as possible and as large as necessary.
A healthy political process is simply the non-violent method of resolving what "possible" and "necessary" mean.