A BuzzFlash Reader Commentary
A Letter to John Ashcroft
January 14, 2002
Dear Mr. Ashcroft:
I know you're upset about the Enron thing. It's one of those serious PR problems that comes up from time to time for persons of Republican persuasion with family and heavenly values.
Anyway, I thought I could help, seeing that you had to recuse yourself and the problem is not going away. Mr. Bush has asked that this not become an unseemly partisan chase. Lord knows, there is no reason for that since there are no Clintons involved; just huge conspiracies and fraud with thousands of families screwed every which way but sideways.
Actually, my help is limited to ideas since I'm dedicating whatever money I can spare to causes like Sierra Club, Greenpeace, ACLU and anything that is anti-NRA and anti-other brain-washing cults and frauds.
And, sir, my idea for you and for the problem at hand is to appoint a non-partisan panel of respected people who would be known to have the best interests of the country ahead of their own personal biases. That lets out just about everyone in your circle...which is why you need my help.
I'd say about a dozen people ought to do it. Twelve, plus a chair person. And, for chair, I'd nominate...trust me on this ... Bill Clinton. Rememer, two thirds of the nation is convinced, even as many sling mud to this day, that Bill kept America first and still does.
You can be sure, too, that he won't be easily led away from finding the facts and taking the investigation wherever it has to go. Credibility; that's the key.
Such a move would do wonders for your reputation. Let's face it; bible-thumping can do just so much. Sooner or later, you actually have to act in a responsible, trustworthy and learned way.
Clinton, of course, should have a blue ribbon panel. I'd be willing to serve and I wouldn't mind being the weakest link. Hopefully, Al Franken, Molly Ivins, Allen Dershowitz, Mario Cuomo, Janet Reno, and a few others could serve for a small stipend and expenses.
If I can help further, please call. I am a believer in the need for personal dedication and service to the world's foremost democratic republic whose only real enemy is internal corruption.
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Contributed by BuzzFlash Reader John Machado
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