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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Former Texas Lt. Governor - on the record

The link < > has a short video (Quicktime format) by former Lieutenant Governor of Texas Barnes. He is the one who got George W. Bush into the Texas Air National Guard, leapfrogging hundreds of applicants to get this underqualified, over-privileged Bush scion into a safe place where he could party out the Vietnam war. He now regrets this action. In the video, he expresses his disdain for the politics that can trash the reputation of a genuine patriot while the chickenhawk sails on, basking in the admiration of an adoring but sadly misguided "base" of those who would trade their democracy for the role of imperial power.

Mr. Barnes has it right. There is no comparison between these two men in terms of their service to the country.

On the other hand, I do not expect the country to recover in my lifetime from the damage to its institutions, reputation, and economy inflicted by Mr. Bush and his gang of radicals masquerading as conservatives.


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