As I've been saying, repressive governments mix administrative
clumsiness and inefficiency with authoritarian tendencies. That's
almost always the pattern. The direction the president wants to go in
is one in which, in emergencies, the federal government will have
trouble moving water into or enabling transportation out of the
disaster zone but will be well-equipped to declare martial law on a
Another pack of lies. Right in front of everyone.
We must be rid of Bush, but we do nothing about it. We do not even so
much as demand it in speech and print. If there is another huge
disaster in the three and a half years we supposedly 'must' wait, what
price might we pay for our inaction?
And what if the tabulating machines are hacked in 2006, 2008,
and beyond? Do we dare take that chance? Do we dare let even the
demand in speech and print that these open doors to cheating be
closed reside almost solely with those, like myself, who do not believe
the results of the last election?
Who will be the first and who will be the last to broach the subject
of whether the president's chief political operative should be in
charge of the largest domestic reconstruction effort since the Civil
Let's list off some of the worthies ... Russert, Brian Williams, Times
editorial page, Post editorial page, Stephanopoulos, Schiefer, Hume,
Matthews, Wallace, Juan Williams, Will, Mitchell.
We'll make a list and put it up on a separate page. Let us know who
broaches the subject and when. And we'll see who's the last one
Our media are killing us, even post Katrina. It will take a loud voice
to make them stop doing it. There is no way to finesse it,