Progressive Minds

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2005/8/17

Buyer's Regret?

@ 07:36 PM (108 months, 28 days ago)

Looks like some of those folks who pulled the lever for the Bush/Cheney ticket are regretting their purchase! 

Rasmussen Reports shows that Bush's approval rating is just 43%, the lowest the organization has ever recorded.

So what have we learned here? It usually helps to actually educate yourself about the issues, and the candidates, before you go into the voting booth!  Imagine that!

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/Bush_Job_Approval.htm

Show Me the Paper

@ 07:26 PM (108 months, 28 days ago)

Oh, how convenient! The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is missing a file folder that contained papers on John G. Robert's work in the area of affirmative action.

The papers, which would have shed more light on Roberts' views on affirmative action, were reviewed by lawyers from the Justice Department and the White House last month.  Archivists say the papers were returned, but now they are missing, and no duplicates were made before the lawyers started reviewing them.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/16/AR2005081601457.html?referrer=email

Speaking Truth To Power

@ 12:12 AM (108 months, 29 days ago)

Now this is what I call speaking truth to power!  Families who have lost their loved ones in Iraq continue to speak out against this unjust, unecessary war.

Rosemary Palmer, whose son Lance Cpl. Edward Schroeder II (a marine) was killed in Iraq, said "We feel you either have to fight this war right or get out."  Her husband Paul said "Our comments are not just those of grieving parents.  They are based on anger, Mr. President, not grief. Anger is an honest emotion when someone's family has been violated.''

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5215383,00.html

When I think of these families, I am reminded of the fact that George Bush used his own father's name to get out of going to Vietnam, though he was for the Vietnam war!  There you have it--The War President.