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Bush morphs into Nixon - 30 year deja vu

I remember Watergate. I remember how Nixon, scourged daily for the kind of spy-crap that has been commonplace from the Republicans since 1980, resigned before he could be impeached.

He tried to torpedo public broadcasting because they weren't safe. They were pointing things out, and there were no special economic interests (then) preventing them from revealing the embarrassing details.

Well, it seems that Dubya feels that there isn't enough government control over what the people at PBS say.

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One thing you can say for Nixon - he wasn't a crook, he was a dupe, that much is true. But he also had a sense of shame. He knew when he did something wrong and he took the right way out.


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Mar. 17th, 2004 01:28 pm (UTC)
When Nixon and Kennedy had an election that was almost too close to call, Nixon withdrew.

When Gore and Bush had an election that was almost too close to call, Gore withdrew, then came back, then the courts made them both look silly, and then Gore took his ball and went home.

Makes you think.
Mar. 18th, 2004 09:47 am (UTC)
The courts didn't make anyone look silly, except possibly themselves. No, strike that. Not silly. Stupid, disgraceful, and politically biased.

Nor was there a deliberate (and successful) attempt by the Kennedy family and their agents to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters from the OTHER party, in a key state.
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