Wednesday, October 06, 2004
October 7, 2004
John Ellis “Jeb” Bush, Governor
Executive Office of the Governor
400 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0001
Dear Governor John Ellis “Jeb” Bush,
How dare Jimmy Carter attack you and your state!
Ever since he lost the presidency, Jimmy Carter has been wallowing in self-pity! He goes around the world, sticking his nose in other people’s business and telling them how to hold free elections. He’s stuck his nose in more than 50 elections around the world! And now he’s sticking his nose in yours!
Last week, Jimmy Carter said voting arrangements in Florida don’t meet “basic international requirements." He said the mess you had in Florida last time “seems likely” to happen again!
But he couldn’t stop there. He went on and on! He said:
“A fumbling attempt has been made recently to disqualify 22,000 African Americans (likely Democrats), but only 61 Hispanics (likely Republicans), as alleged felons."
And then, he took a shot at you! He said you had “taken no steps to correct these departures from principles of fair and equal treatment or to prevent them in the future".
But still he couldn’t quit! He said:
“It is unconscionable to perpetuate fraudulent or biased electoral practices in any nation. With reforms unlikely at this late stage of the election, perhaps the only recourse will be to focus maximum public scrutiny on the suspicious process in Florida."
Ok Jimmy--Now are you finished?
It reminds me of when he was president and he talked about the “national malaise” in this country. Why is he always tearing America down?! Why doesn’t he go to Iraq and talk about their bogus election coming up in January?! They’ve got 1/3 of the country that won’t even let us in! Here in the U.S., we’ve only got one state out of play! Well--maybe two. I hear Ohio has some problems.
Also Pennsylvania. My point is, there are 37 states that are using Diebold voting machines with no paper trail, so why does Jimmy Carter have to single out Florida?!
Partisan politics! I think you hit the nail on the head when you said, “That’s bogus. All this conspiracy theory ... is just ridiculous." Then you said Jimmy Carter was shooting off his mouth “without talking to a single person, without getting any information...”
Right again! When Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford headed up the “blue ribbon commission” and told Congress that Florida is committing voter fraud, they never bothered to interview anybody! They made it all up! That Jimmy Carter sure has a wild imagination!
But I’m glad somebody’s doing their homework! I bet you did hours and hours of research to discover that Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford never talked to a single person! How did you find that out? I guess you just have to keep digging til you get to the bottom of things.
By the way, I’ve been wondering--why does everybody call you “Jeb” when your real name is “John Ellis”? Why don’t people just call you “John Bush”?
It reminds me of Marion Robertson. Everybody calls him “Pat.” Is it some kind of religious cult thing? I once knew a girl who was named Roberta until she joined the Hare Krishnas. Then she became “Lakshmi.”
Or maybe it’s like H.R. “Bob” Haldeman. (?)