"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
A secret document obtained from inside Bush campaign headquarters in Florida suggests a plan - possibly in violation of US law - to disrupt voting in the state's African-American voting districts, a BBC Newsnight investigation reveals.
Two e-mails, prepared for the executive director of the Bush campaign in Florida and the campaign's national research director in Washington DC, contain a 15-page so-called "caging list".
It lists 1,886 names and addresses of voters in predominantly black and traditionally Democrat areas of Jacksonville, Florida.
An elections supervisor in Tallahassee, when shown the list, told Newsnight: "The only possible reason why they would keep such a thing is to challenge voters on election day."
Go read the whole thing, and then send it to the editor of your hometown fishwrap.
The Junta has been "emboldened" (God, I hate that word!) by their successful larceny in 2000, and they take it as an article of faith that they can do it again. The only way this thing is going to turn out remotely well is if Kerry manages to win by a margin greater than the "margin of litigation." That's our responsibility; let's make it happen. But, in the meanwhile, do not let stories like this one get lost in the background noise of Scott Peterson and Ashlee Simpson. Make a lot of righteous noise, and make sure that the brownshirts know we are watching their every move.
By the way - could someone please explain to me why Greg Palast, one of America's two greatest journalists (Sy Hersh is the other), had to go to London to get a freakin' job?