Saturday, June 03, 2006

Win-At-Any-Cost, 2004 Version

As I've told you on more than one occasion, Bush, I'm no conspiracy theorist. Like many others, I was surprised by the outcome of the 2004 election, and suspected that some fudging of the results had been going on. A few months later, at the nudging of a friend and sometime reader of these pages, I checked out the John Conyers report and was pretty much convinced by it that Ohio had been stolen. This throughly-researched and plainly-written article by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., though, is a sad reminder of the trickery and chicanery that your true believers resorted to in order to secure your re-election.

We were talking only yesterday about the win-at-any-cost ethic and its manifestation even on the pure, steep slopes of Mt. Everest. I guess you reached the top of the mountain, Bush. But at what a cost to the people of this country and the people of the world.


denn said...

P: Living it up in Vegas?! I think you probably are enjoying somewhat the atmosphere with fellow working writers. I hope so.

Canada. Another example of what young men, who believe everybody else is wrong, will do.

Voter conspiracy: It's wider than Ohio, and it's because we need voting reform, one simple voting system, preferrably, mandatory. If American Idol can get that many voters, so should the US. But Republicans in key local positions are working to make it even harder for new registration before 2008.
Like many conspiracies, it isn't people coniving together is dark rooms. Well maybe here and there. But, It's people doing what they can instinctively, in concert without seeming evil, to fight the fears they know they share with others in the group they identify with. It's almost biological, like pack dogs hunting, after centuries of struggle, an automatic fear reflex. Now it's an upswing against black and latino voters.

We hope sales are good.

PK said...

Just another in a long line of people who have proved the elections are rigged. I watched him sit there in his easy chair on election night, glued to the TV to make sure his minions did their job. They did. I sat there in disbelief. I couldn't believe it was still possible in this day and age, and not in my own country. Even the Supreme Court let us down the first time. I almost feel like we're in quicksand. It will all go into the history books eventually, but for right now, we are living what will be on those pages.