A BuzzFlash Reader Commentary
July 7, 2002
Keep Your Eyes On Harken Oil
Keep up the great work. Harken is the keystone to the sorry arc of bush's career, from failed oil man to figurehead on the Texas Rangers deal, which he then parlayed into the gig in Austin, and you know the rest. Junior actually used the profits from his illegal sale of Harken stock to pay off the loan he used to get the seed money for the rangers deal.
We have to take a page from the book of the Arkansas Project, keep the story alive, even if the repetitiveness seems mind-numbing to someone who already knows the facts. (You can leave all the other slimy, unethical tactics of the Arkansas Project behind, since this is a REAL story.)
We have to break down the panic-induced faith in bush held by the majority of people who are still in denial. Keep reminding them as they look at their 401(k)s every month. Remind them of how they were told the market was their only investment option after the S&L industry was looted. Remind them of Silverado. Then they will realize that it really does matter who is in the White House, and who he has surrounded himself with.
Bring up all the sordid details, the banks tied to BCCI, the recurring role of Breeden, the former SEC chief, and Bush family lawyer in these deals. BTW, Breeden is now in charge of oversight of Worldcom (a post he was ironically appointed to by a Clinton-nominated Judge, who also recently ruled that the death penalty is unconstitutional - he is either a quisling or a genius).
The ancient Chinese used to say, "May you live in interesting times." They meant it as a curse.
Harkening back to the good old days,
A BuzzFlash Reader
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