Monday, June 12, 2006
Shut your mouth if you have gold teeth
The Republicans will steal anything they can get their hands on. Bob Herbert expands upon the excellent Rolling Stone article by Robert Kennedy Jr.
The point man for these efforts was the Ohio secretary of state, J. Kenneth Blackwell, a Republican who was both the chief election official in the state and co-chairman of the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign in Ohio — just as Katherine Harris was the chief election official and co-chairwoman of the Bush-Cheney campaign in Florida in 2000.How could he believe such stuff? Our Dear Embattled Leader is a child blessed by God. When everything breaks his way, it is merely his due. And the moon is made of green cheese.
No one has been able to prove that the election in Ohio was hijacked. But whenever it is closely scrutinized, the range of problems and dirty tricks that come to light is shocking. What's not shocking, of course, is that every glitch and every foul-up in Ohio, every arbitrary new rule and regulation, somehow favored Mr. Bush.
For example, the shortages of voting machines and the long lines with waits of seven hours or more occurred mostly in urban areas and discouraged untold numbers of mostly Kerry voters.
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