by Dave Conroy
A few weeks ago in this very space I warned you to get rid
of the liars. I told you to fess up to your role in the lies.
I said if you did not then no one would believe you. It's
beginning to look like I can say I told you so.
Since the last letter Ari got caught in a transparent lie
and even the docile press figured it out. His retort that
increased revenues are only equal to increased taxes when
the Democrats want them was just stupid. Can he even find
the truth in a line up?
Your wonderful governors turned Cabinet Secretaries (Thompson,
Ridge, and Ashcroft) seem incapable of figuring out just what
kind of Anthrax we have been threatened with. One day it is
weapons grade the next it isn't. One day it is indistinguishable
from Iraqi Anthrax the next it isn't. Then we parse the word
indistinguishable. Try I don't know but I will find out. We
don't expect perfection fron out government leaders but honesty
would be nice.
Then there is the whole Cipro mess. When the well connected
and weathy got exposed it was the only drug we could use.
When the working class postal carriers got exposed all the
sudden any old antibiotic would do. I have no idea which one
is right. If I were a postal worker I would not be filled
with confidence though. It looks suspiciously like the wealthy
getting better treatment than the middle class. Coming on
the heels of revelations that the Capitol Hill police dogs
got tested before the postal workers did makes it even worse.
Then there is the matter of airport security. While you are
protected by the Secret Service, government employees the
last time I checked, you seek to relegate our safety to private
rent-a-cops. You have the gall to say it is for our own good
since it is so hard to get rid of bad government employees.
Funny how it is okay for your security detail. When you hire
out your own protection then I might believe you. I won't
hold my breath.
Credibility is like a bank account. Each time you tell the
truth is a deposit, each lie a withdrawl. Since you came into
office you have written a lot of bad checks on this account.
You lied about the condition of the White House, you lied
about your tax cut. You lied about inviting Democratic leaders
to the White House. Your very first speech after Al Gore's
concession was one huge lie. You said that you were giving
it in front of the Texas Legislature Democrats and Republicans
alike. It turned out that only certain Democrats were invited.
One rubber check after another.
On September 11 there was a huge deposit made. It wiped out
for many the rubber checks you wrote. Surely you wouldn't
lie now. How wrong we were. You lied about Cipro, you lied
about anthrax, you lied about airport security, you lied about
Air Force One, and now you are lying again calling a give
away to the rich a stimulus package. Your account is closed
Mr. President. There are no more checks. Soon no one will
believe you. You can only write so many bad checks before
no one will take them any more.