Category Archives: Bush Administration

What this election is about

This election is about a lot of things.  It’s about the economy, it’s about health care, it’s about education, it’s about Iraq ….  For me, though, what it’s really about is restoring America to what it once was and what it should be again.  It’s about restoring our Constitutional rights.  It’s about the appointment of at least one, if not three, Supreme Court Justices.  It’s about the Military Commissions Act and the Patriot Act.  It’s about FISA.  It’s about Guantanamo Bay and whether or not America stands for torture

I was looking through old editorial cartoons at Cagle this morning and came across one from 2004 that sums up this election, for me, perfectly:

Daryl Cagle, 2004

Daryl Cagle, 2004

 

Decide what this election is about for you, educate yourself and then, please, use your vote wisely.

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What did Bush do re: Gonzales and the surveillance program?

Murray Waas over at The Atlantic has two exclusives on Bush’s possible role in the Alberto Gonzales case regarding the surveillance program.  You’ll recall that this has to do with the now infamous late night visit to then Attorney General John Ashcroft’s hospital room, as he was recovering from surgery.  The questions are whether Gonzales perjured himself and, now, what role Bush played in possibly having Gonzales falsify notes of a meeting with “the gang of 8” Congressional leaders; notes used in the Congressional testimony in which Gonzales is accused of perjuring himself.  Go read Waas’ pieces:

The Case of the Gonzales Notes

What Did Bush Tell Gonzales?

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