October 12, 2005
The BuzzFlash Mailbag
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Subject: Bill Maher on Harriet Miers:
New Rule: George Bush must meet some new people. You know, when Americans see their president giving every job to the same old cronies, they use words like "loyal to a fault" and "stubborn" and "close-minded," "lives in a bubble," "sock-puppet," "a#$hole." "Worst president ever." But they're missing the point. The problem isn't his political philosophy - "kill people and animals and take their gas" - the problem is he has to expand his circle of friends beyond his mom, Karen Hughes and the House of Saud. Which is why before George Bush makes another political appointment, he has to join Friendster.
This week, President Bush had to nominate a Supreme Court judge, and he picked the most qualified person within 30 feet of his office. Her qualifications: well, she is a lawyer and former commissioner of the Texas State Lottery. And she's seen every episode of "Judging Amy." Abortion, affirmative action, separation of church and state. Yeah, let's ask the lady who peddled scratch tickets to liquor stores.
Does he just go with the first person he sees? I wouldn't be surprised if Laura was his sister. Now, of course - I keep checking with him - of course, George Bush isn't the first politician to hand out graft gigs to his pals, but he doesn't seem to understand that that's what the bullshit jobs are for: ambassador to the Bahamas. The Recycling Czar. Head of the CIA. But George Bush puts stooges where they can do real damage: Director of FEMA? That guy from the horsie show is available. U.N. Ambassador? Dick Cheney knows a guy with a mustache and anger issues.
Supreme Court justice? Lady down the hall. Labor Secretary? The guy who helped me move that hooker's body at Yale could probably do it. You know - you know, Mr. President, when you got elected, we all figured you were no genius, but smart enough to hire qualified people. But it turns out you're just a dimwit who enjoys feeling superior. And the only way to accomplish that is to surround yourself with the likes of Mike Brown and Harriet Miers: Goober and Aunt Bea. Unspectacular souls who make you feel comfortable and unthreatened. Kind of like when Madonna used to hang out with Rosie O'Donnell.
Well, I hate to burst your bubble. But real friends are the ones who tell you the truth. They're also the ones who work hard so as not to embarrass you. These people who work for you aren't behaving like friends. They're behaving far worse. They're behaving... like family.
Yes, it's almost enough to make you miss the old pre-"honor and integrity" days. Because at least when Clinton talked about tapping the woman down the hall, he was just having sex with her.
Marilyn B. Young
Subject: If Firzgerald has the goods...
Way back in the 1980's during the oil boom, I was deputy foreman of a federal grand jury. If a person were called back 4 times he might not be a declared target, but he is a target for something.
We called people back every time something came from another witness that contradicted his story. On election day we told a candidate he was a target and indicted him the day he was elected.
He was the attorney for a target who was providing extras to local rig operators in order to get them to use his rental equipment and then charging the actual companies for cars and prostitutes and such. This idiot politician had told us that in this town of maybe 10,000 that you didn't need to call prostitutes that they just road around in an old green Pontiac looking for houses with a lot of cars indicating a party of some kind.
We had testimony that the particular party was actually on the birthday of one attendee, although it wasn't his birthday party and that his wife had let him pick a prostitute and then she paid for it and watch him have sex with the woman.
When the birthday boy came in; he finally admitted that it was true and told us what day it was. The idiot politician had paid for the girls with a check and charged it off to something like toilet tissue, funeral or wedding flowers or some of the other code things they used.
The other grand jury actually indicted the target, but we indicted the politician. I think he plead guilty to something. Most plead guilty to mis-use of phone company equipment and Rove did use the phone to talk to the reporter, as did Scooter Libby. Pleading guilty to perjury is better than getting convicted of treason, but it wouldn't look good for the cheif of staff of a guy who claims to have the cleanest administration in history.
God told him to pick Rove, to invent reasons for war, to ignore contradictory evidence, to attack any dissenters and come up with idiotic alibis that you didn't say her name you only said she was Joe Wilson's wife, indicating maybe he had several wives. Then claiming everyone knew she worked for the CIA, but there is a lot of difference in being a typist in the secretarial pool and being a covert agent in the field where your main reason for the war was.
If they have the goods, I can't see Rove actually wanting to go to trial, he would be more likely to go after people on the grand jury or Fitzpatrick. Pleading guilty to lying would just not look good. Whatever it is the tap dancing should begin in real earnest, shortly. There they will be Scooter, Miller and Rove pretending to be Sinatra, Garland and Kelly as clowns.
Speak up or they assume you agree!!!
I wish you would talk about what the administration is not doing to get this country ready in case of an epidemic of avian flu. This is potentially as serious as the Spanish flu of 1918-1919 when 20 to 40 million people died worldwide. European countries have been stockpiling tamiflu for years now in readiness for a crises they know is coming. All the president wants to do is quarrentine communities and probably let them die. Homeland insecurity is supposed to coordinate these efforts. I am so appalled. This threat affects all Americans. I hope Buzz Flash talks about this problem.
Thank you, A Buzz Flash reader.
Today, I perused a blog created by a journalist to get other journalists to begin paying attention to the situation in Washington. He had an interesting column on how Andy Card was undermining Karl Rove to ensure his position in the New Odor (yes, that was purposeful) after Rove is indicted. This journalist opined that it was this sheer survivalism that was putting cracks in the heretofore seamless wall of Republican secrecy in the White House.
I say that unless our media stops naval-gazing and pondering over such irrelevant and stupid subjects, the citizens of our country will continue to drop their newspaper and cable news subscriptions. After all, most of them can't afford either one anymore and who needs to be lied to?
Americans are not as stupid out here in the real world as our mainstream pundits like to believe. I know. I registered 1,500 Hispanic voters last year and I know that they all probably voted. I heard just how angry they were. So, when everybody tried to explain Bush's win as a surge in Hispanic changeovers, I knew that there was a real departure from reality. Secondly, when everybody explained away things like more votes than voters in some counties in Texas (only those with electronic voting), I knew that the mainstream media was either in denial or being told not to cover the topic.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Political equivalence of the prosecutor
Subject: Tuesday's Mailbag
Just six letters from BuzzFlash Readers but each is such a mind-opener. Read them consecutively and it's like -- "Change the world? Count me in!" One BuzzFlash reader challenges the American people to get off their individual and collective behinds, boot the president out of office and make him accountable for his crimes. One Reader wonders whether God, when he spoke to the president, told him to torture people.
Another Reader writes about the designated devil incarnate Saddam Hussein'sforthcoming Kangaroo trial, where for sure he'll be convicted and executed, lickety-split, before he has a chance to tell his side of the story; but neither did Montezuma get that chane, come to think of it. Also there's a BuzzFlash reader with lifelong management experience who points out that Katrina has shown us that our president lacks the manager's essential qualification which is "to be ready for now and more importantly for later."
So even if he weren't a mass-murderer, his ineptitude as a manager is reason enough for the public to fire him. And capping today's Mailbag there's these ten suggestions from another reader about how we the people can spend the six billion bucks a month that'll be freed-up when our troops come home and peace breaks out. Ten specific tasks which, when we the people accomplish them, will put us on track to change the world. Finally there's a reminder from a reader that when we the people actually change the world the mainstream media won't be covering the story but that'll be their loss, not ours.
Yes indeed, some Mailbag, tuesday's.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Pakistan and Katrina
I'm happy that we can give aid to the people in Pakistan. But I can't help but to wonder if we brought in the heavy lift helicopters dropping food and water and getting evacuees out like we did there how many more lives could have been saved in New Orleans. Too bad we can't bring in the same resources for America that we do overseas.
Subject: Pakistan earthquake
I'm sitting in Islamabad checking my favorite progressive websites as I do just about every day. You know, you, Common Dreams, Washington Monthly etc. NOTHING about the disaster I'm sitting in the middle of. Just for the sake of some comment, I reproduce a letter I sent to my friends this afternoon. If you all forget about us, who the hell will remember?
I don't know how to describe the atmosphere here in Islamabad today. The city is absolutely buzzing. Everybody is working constructively to help. My daughter and her high school friends are at the public hospital working in the children's ward. In between they collect clothes and money in the name of their classmate Salman Rahat (February 2, 1988 - October 8, 2005) who perished in the fall of the Margalla Tower.
In every house that I know of, people are working day and night on some aspect of relief. My dear friend Safia is coordinating relief for women and children under the auspices of SOS Children's Villages of Pakistan. Already on Sunday, she had established a shelter that would accommodate 80. Last night she heard that she might need to be seeking shelter for four to five thousand. I've been sitting in my office designing forms for their intake. At lunch, I went to my friend Zarene's who was holding a meeting on the longer term problem of reconstruction. I've promised to find out for her all I can about cheaply built and simply constructed sustainable housing possibilities. Who out there in the wider world is in that business who can help us?
As I write this, I receive a message on my cell phone from the mobile service provider appealing for earthquake relief money. Zarene has now gone off to the collection point for relief goods set up by her friend at DHL, who when I saw her at our "lunch" meeting - it's Ramadan - was finalizing the logistics of shipping blood to Muzaffarbad. I should add that in the process she called the main public health hospital in Islamabad to see if they needed blood and was informed that they have enough - another manifestation of the incredible community spirit we're seeing. I'm about to go with Safia to see the SOS shelter.
Tomorrow I'll see the principal of my children's school, which lost a third grader - a little girl named Neha - as well as Salman, their recent graduate, to find out how my office can support the students in their relief activities. And then, who knows. More of the same into the foreseeable future?
I hear helicopters overhead.
The incredible community spirit is one bright spark in an otherwise very grim situation. Islamabad was an island of beauty and tranquility in this otherwise very poor and troubled country. Our coveted but undeserved isolation is coming to a shocking and dramatic end as the injured and homeless descend on us from the hills. We sense that it is over for us and still we know we are very very lucky.
Please do put me in touch with someone who has ideas about sustainable housing reconstruction.
Subject: Al Gore and all of us
After reading your brief editorial "They See Al Gore by a Nose in 2008 " concerning a possible Gore run for president in the 2008 election, I am of the opinion that he is the only candidate that can win. If the Democrats consistently run candidates that have voted for many of the Bush policies, that is their very death sentence and more importantly ours. I feel that was one of Kerry's weak spots. While he could criticize Bush's handling of the war, he voted for it. Al Gore as you stated is clearly anti war, pro-environment and during the 2000 presidential election was able to foresee the detriment to our nation should Bush become our president.
You mentioned that Al Gore "has built an issue base and donor network that's competitive with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton" and I want to state that as a Democrat and one that is clearly anti war, I cannot support her and will not vote for her because she voted for this war that was based on lies. With the death toll of our soldiers closing in on the 2,000 mark and where these brave and innocent souls were sent to their deaths along with thousands of innocent Iraqis who did nothing to warrant this action, I along with many cannot forgive any Democrat who voted for this war that was based on lies.
Also according to your article that political strategist states that it is "It's Gore Time," I would state more importantly it is our time as citizens of this country. As it stands, no other Democratic candidate has the credentials, compassion, and the honesty to level with the American people as Al Gore does. Also as a Gore supporter and not as you just stated, "Gorebot" I of the opinion that if he chose as his running mate Senator Barack Obama, that it would be a winning ticket.
Subject: A Diogenes Moment?
Looks like there may be big trouble coming out of the Grand Jury investigation into the Valerie Plame affair. Rumors are flying around Washington like flies around a garbage can.
What is particularly striking about this investigation is the stupefaction of the media about Special council Patrick Fitzgerald. There has been much umbrage taken that there are few leaks coming from this investigation and none of them from Fitzgerald. He doesn't bother to pander to the media with a constant stream of press conferences. Could he be, gasp, an honest man just trying to do his job? Nonsense, as well expect to find a dinosaur at your local zoo.
Watching Chris Matthews on Hardball the past few days you begin to get the impression that something big is about to happen. His usual disgusting acceptance of political hardball that really is lies and distortions that ruins people's lives seems to be morphing into something else. I have heard Matthews in the past chuckle about the machinations of folks like Karl Rove and their penchant for sleaze. SOP right there in River City and the arrogant and self-satisfied media seemed to think that it was not worthy of exposure. Some of us might not agree. As us old Hippies used to say," If you ain't part of the solution, you're part of the problem."
The media is complicit and indeed part of the unethical and corrupt machinations of those in power in Washington. Their very acceptance of such sleazy behavior tells all too well of their value system. To them it is just business as usual. Those in the know may think they are part of the "inner circle" and find the ignorance of those out in the hinterlands amusing. A little introspection might alert them that it is in fact their job to inform us. In that respect they have failed miserably and repeatedly.
If bad reporting, lack of integrity, and sleazy behavior were indictable offenses then Judy Miller should be returned to jail and most of the Washington press corps with her. Only in my dreams.
Marjorie L. Swanson
Subject: Bush's Photo-op
I just finished watching that video feed of Bush's photo-op and isn't it funny where Bush stated this, "Well, Matt, you see, I don't think Washington ought to dictate to New Orleans how to rebuild." Yet he can dictate to this country and the world that we will invade an innocent country known as Iraq?
Also this quote made by Bush where he stated: "The point is, is that it comes from the local folks. And I recognize there's an attitude in Washington that says, we know better than the local people. That's just not the attitude I have." Well didn't he have an attitude where he thought he knew better than the millions of anti war protestors before he invaded Iraq? Local people from all around told him no to this war and he acted as if our opinions did not matter.
Also where Matt Lauer asked him of his concerns where the Iraqi Constitution would be debated, he (Bush) stated that he expected a lot of violence through terrorist actions: Well who is responsible for said violent actions taking place in Iraq today? As it stands Al Quadia has made their presence known within this country where their presence was absent before we even invaded that country.
This is just more duplicity and dishonesty being dished out to all of us. Do Americans really care? Or are they seeing who is voted off of Survivor Island and who is being fired on the Apprentice? Have they become more important to the American people?
Most likely when the cameras were turned off, he dropped the hammer.
Subject: Bush can't even hold a hammer right.
David Letterman on Bush's nail-hammering photo-op yesterday -- pointed out how the POTUS hadn't a clue how to properly hold a hammer. Clip of Bush showed him gripping the hammer up near the head and tap-tapping ineffectually. Obviously completely unfamiliar with manual labor of any sort, ever! How to hold a hammer and swing it is one of the BASICS! Description: Contrast with Jimmy Carter/Habitat homes -- a man who can truly relate to middle America.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Letter from a ghost?
Does anyone else suspect that the timing of the release of the letter from Zawahiri to "Zarqawi" is more than purely coincidental? Purportedly the letter was seized in Iraq in July, but it was not released until now -- amidst the White House's acknowledged campaign to build up the increasingly floundering support for the war -- when Bush's overall approval ratings resemble nothing less than a death spiral, the Plame investigation hangs like a pall over the White House, and the fallout from the Gulf Coast tragedy continues unabated.
In fact, is it not most curious that the alleged Zawahiri letter is now posted on John Negroponte's official website "after senior intelligence officials released excerpts of it last week"? Is that not something of a first, since nowhere is it mentioned that what is posted is in any way redacted? Would the administration not be concerned that posting the letter so publicly would allow other would-be jihadists around the world to access the letter and, perhaps, plumb its contents for further instructions? How many times have videotapes and other communications been withheld because the administration feared "hidden messages" to Al Qaeda foot soldiers?
To my mind there are other telling signs of a domestic propaganda campaign in Walter Pincus' report:
"Although the letter does not contain a direct reference to Zarqawi until a cryptic greeting to him at the end, a senior intelligence official who briefed reporters on the condition of anonymity said 'it's absolutely certain' it was meant for Zarqawi, declining to elaborate on how U.S. officials made that conclusion. The letter was dated July 9, but the official would not say whether it had been sent. 'We obtained it in the course of counterterrorism operations in Iraq,' he said."
If the man, Zarqawi, indeed exists at all, why is the letter not addressed to him personally? A "cryptic greeting?" Really. After all the reports that he has been killed (several times), severely wounded (several times), routed from the country and banished to a foreign land (several times), that his chief deputy and his number two and his number three have been wounded/killed/captured (several times over by a factor of x), this now eternally loyal ally of bin Laden deserves no better than a "cryptic greeting" at the tail end of a "6,000-word-letter"? By the way, why was it considered important to count the words? Does the length connote extra legitimacy in some obscure way?
"Invoking the specter of the United States abruptly abandoning Iraq as it did to Vietnam, Zawahiri counseled immediate political action...." Is this not a clear strategy to manipulate the self-image of U.S. exceptionalism? If we don't "stay the course," we just might LOSE. Exactly how many times have we been told by Bush sycophants that Iraq is NOT Vietnam? Iraq is not a quagmire? We cannot allow ourselves to be embarrassed a second time, that sort of thing. This is nothing less than a calculated -- albeit belated -- response to the recent anti-war rally and to Cindy Sheehan's call for immediate withdrawal.
"Zarqawi has been high on the list of most wanted insurgents since last year after he pledged allegiance to bin Laden, but in recent months U.S. military commanders have given even greater urgency to disrupting his network of foreign fighters and Iraqi supporters. The network is still thought to constitute only a fraction of the Iraqi insurgency in numbers, but it is credited with carrying out a disproportionately large share of the violence, as a result of suicide bombings often aimed at Shiite civilians to foment sectarian strife.
"But Zawahiri urged Zarqawi in the letter to change that formula and refocus on politics. When the United States leaves, al Qaeda must be ready to claim as much territory politically in the inevitable void that will arise," he writes. Zawahiri called that stage the setting up of an "emirate," in as much of Sunni-dominated Iraq as possible, to be followed by the longer-term goal of a "caliphate," reuniting the historical Islamic empire centered in modern-day Egypt, Lebanon and Israel.
Two tip-offs here: First, why would Zawahiri chastise the shadowy Zarqawi for targeting Shiites when both Zawahiri and bin Laden are both Sunnis and despise with all their being Shiites? Sunnis consider Shiites inferior, not true believers. Nor do they concern themselves with the prospect of sacrificing civilians. In their minds the deaths of innocent civilians is a positive development, not a negative one. The goal is to incite the masses against corrupt regimes that control them: Islam lands must be controlled by imams, not kings.
Second, the mention of emirates and caliphates plays on mindless U.S. fears of ultimate failure and submission -- incessantly stoked by White House and Pentagon fearmongers -- that bin Laden's ultimate goal is domination of the world rather than his stated goal of driving infidels out of Islamic lands. Pincus points out the contradiction, perhaps unaware, when he then writes:
"In a book smuggled out of Afghanistan in December 2001, Zawahiri said the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks 'would be nothing more than disturbing acts' if they 'do not serve the ultimate goal of establishing the Muslim nation in the heart of the Islamic world.' In the 2001 volume, he said the first goal should be to strike Americans and Jews 'in our Muslim countries.'"
I find quite interesting, remarkedly similar language from progressives describing Bush's fearmongering: "In the new letter, Zawahiri said the Muslim masses 'do not rally except against an outside occupying enemy...'" A German propagandist could not have summarily that tactic more succinctly. How well we know the extent to which the White House has persistently focused our attention on the latest boogeyman -- Zarqawi -- to firm our "resolve" and our "determination" to submissively "stay the course" come hell or high water.
And if anyone is still conflicted as to the legitimacy of the purported Zawahiri communication, we read the final coup de grace: "In an unusual reverse, the letter asks Zarqawi to send money to al Qaeda, saying many of its 'lines have been cut off,' and that 'we'll be very grateful to you' for financial help."
Can you hear the bells and whistles? The smirk? We're winning, see. See, we're making progress. We don't know where he is, but we've disrupted his operations. He's running out of money, see. We're making progress. We must stay the course. We're making progress, see. Smirk. We will not waver. We will not cut and run. We will fight them over there, so we don't have to fight them over here. See, these are killers, but we're making progress. (With poppy production and drug-smuggling revenues at all-time highs, are we to blindly assume that bin Laden is truly low on funds? That his supporters cannot provide him with "operating capital"?)
So while all the signs point to this "Zawahiri letter" as simply more covert, internally generated propaganda, the MSM reports on it as if it were somehow legitimate. How disheartening is that? Nearly 2,000 dead. Over 14,000 gravely wounded. Civil war simmering. Osama nowhere in sight and no trail of him to be found, so we're told. Over $200 billion spent on the Iraq war, but we have no idea where half of it went. Is the MSM brain dead? Does it need a stomach tube to remain viable?
But, truly, "we" are making progress, just not Bush's kind. The "reality-based community" has finally broken through. Over half the country now wants Bush impeached.
Subject: "Desperation Row" Headline
One more reason (as if I needed any!) why I like your site. Dylan was prescient in so many ways.
From the opening verse:
"They're selling postcards of the hanging
They're painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors
The circus is in town"
Suggestion for a future headline:
"It's Miller Time!"
Pope Bandar bin Turtle
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. once said, "Few secret undertakings ever did any nation any good!"
George W. Bush and his Administration, more then ANY previous administrations has governed under the cloak of secrecy and cover-ups Loyalty and cronyism are more important to the President then qualifications.
Bush and the Republican's culture of secrecy and corruption must be exposed. For our own national well being, and the legitimacy of our Democracy to sustain itself, truth must not be ignored! Patriotic whistle blowing should be protected. Government officials who witness wrongdoings should not be silenced or called frauds. Voices of dissent should not be ignored or denigrated by Congress, the media and the public.
In recent history we have seen Bush and the Neocons cover-up a president and his Cabinet's inattention to pre-war warnings as in the NEVER-SEEN, PART TWO, 9/11 investigation of higher government accountability. The real reason we went to war, and the lies and exaggerations told have been exposed. Now an act of revenge, resulting in the outing of a CIA agent is in the headlines, as our nation awaits the indictment of those Administration officials involved. Various acts of corruption by Tom DeLay and Bill Frist are under investigation. The practice of concealment of government misconduct has dominated the Bush Administration from its inception, and its time to call a halt to this deception!
Read these articles:
"Top Court Considers Whistleblower Lawsuit" -- AP News article
"Secrecy in the Bush Administration" -- House Democrats report
"Secrecy and a Free Democratic Government Don't Mix" by HARRY S. TRUMAN
The Bush days of the dumbing down of the American public is being fought all over our nation by concerned citizens as Americans have seen many examples that prove "A clean glove often hides a dirty hand!"
Dear Randi Rhodes,
You were talking today about our poll on impeachment, so Bob Fertik called in to speak with you. But you spent the whole conversation attacking the idea of impeachment, claiming that it couldn't succeed and would therefore make any Democrats who tried it look stupid.
Randi, Randi. Such fatalism! From YOU! Such misguided "pragmatism" and "strategic thinking." Don't you realize that people won't vote the Dems a majority BEFORE the Dems stand for something?
This whole chorus of "We'll try it once we have the majority," is self-contradictory. You can't GET the majority that way.
It's also inconsistent, because Dems are introducing and fighting for some bills, just not others. Have any of the bills and resolutions demanding investigations of the war lies or the Plame outing been more likely to pass than impeachment? Do you think Conyers and Lee and Holt and company all look stupid now?
And this way of thinking is also at odds with the record. When you elect Democrats with this line of thinking, you get the sort of Democrats who still don't do anything. You see things from New York, Randi. I see them from D.C., where people HAVE NO REPRESENTATION IN CONGRESS. And for how many years did a Democratic majority fail to do anything about that?
To be fair, Randi, you did offer another strategy: "praying to god" that the Dems win some elections. But do you think that'll actually work?
Have you looked at the example of how the Republicans moved into the majority? Was it through self-censorship and fear or through aggressive futile attacks and getting a message to THEIR base, not OURS?
(If you answered "It was through stealing elections" that only shows that you're on our side and we need you, Randi.)
You're a wonderful voice, Randi, a hero and an example. Please don't buy into the defeatism of the corrupted thinking we're all fighting against. Please don't tell the Democrats they have to compromise in order to win. We have the network news and the New York Times to do that already.
With all of the scandals plaguing the Republicans, you would think that the Democrats would use this as an opportunity to point out to the American people that the Republicans are the one's who claimed they would bring "honor and integrity back into the White House" ...Yet they haven't. Why aren't Democrats screaming and shouting to the mainstream media about Tom DeLay, Karl Rove, Scooter Libby, Bill Bennett and the whole damn Bush Administrations mishandling of hurricane Katrina and the Iraq war?
2006 is fast approaching it's time for Democrats to take the gloves off now and come out swinging. They've been handed a gift with the impending indictments of Rove and Libby, not to mention the indictment of DeLay and the investigation into Frist.
The biggest mistake the DNC could make is to run Hilary in 2008. We are at war and because of the threat of terrorism, there's no way American men are going to trust a woman to be in charge. As chauvinistic as that may seem it is a reality, and besides just like Bush Hilary isn't qualified to be President. I admire her intellect, but intellect alone isn't enough to be a strong effective leader.
What more do the Democrats need to make them pounce on their wounded prey? Democrats have been hunted for so long; it seems they've forgotten how to hunt. Bush's numbers are in the toilet, and the majority of Americans are no longer in support of the war. It's time. It's time to pounce now before the Republicans get their second wind.
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