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Wink Donating Member (497 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:16 AM
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My letter in Chicago Sun Times
While Bush team fiddles . . .



http://www.suntimes.com/output/letters/cst-edt-vox18a.h...

What was the Bush administration doing prior to 9/11? Condoleezza Rice was having a hard time interpreting that ''Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States'' meant that Osama bin Laden would attack inside the United States. President Bush was on one of many vacations -- this one nearly a month long -- giving away the budget surplus and concerning himself with banning stem-cell research. Attorney General John Ashcroft was busting doctors for dishing out pot to sick people, cutting the anti-terrorism budget and picking out curtains for nude statues. Vice President Dick Cheney was meeting with his secret energy policy panel (nearly a dozen times as opposed to not once meeting with his anti-terrorism panel). And the FBI was still sorting and filing all the information from nearly a decade of the Republican-led witch hunt of President Bill Clinton.

Gee, I wonder how we got caught with our pants down?

Paul Winkelmann,

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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:19 AM
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1. Excellent
great job....
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:21 AM
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2. a moment
You truly took us all back in time!


Cher

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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:22 AM
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3. Nice!
:kick:
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KC21304 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:27 AM
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4. You nailed it. Very good.
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:55 AM
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5. this contrast is great
Vice President Dick Cheney was meeting with his secret energy policy panel (nearly a dozen times as opposed to not once meeting with his anti-terrorism panel).

Never heard it phrased that way. Did Cheney really chair an anti-terrorism panel?
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:37 AM
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6. Clarke has said Cheney chaired such a panel but never had meetings
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Wink Donating Member (497 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:18 AM
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7. They only met once....
and Dickie-poo wasn't there for it. SCUMBAG.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:19 AM
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8. I love your letters.
As a former Chicagoan, I always read the LTTE in the Trib and Sun-Times. I saw yours this morning and came directly here to congratulate you. Way to go!

:toast:
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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:05 PM
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9. Couldn't have said it better myself!
Short, sweet, fact filled and to the point. Who could ask for more?

Way to go!
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Wink Donating Member (497 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:00 PM
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10. Thanks for the encouragement everyone.
I try to do my best to show the corrupt nature that is the Bushanistas.
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Manix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:15 PM
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11. ...good work!!
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:16 PM
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12. I LOVE IT!
my mum reads that paper in Vernon Hills. :thumbsup:
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WENSTJDON Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 02:25 PM
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13. Hi! I always love your comments in the Sun-Times
I always read what you have to say to my spouse. Always wondered if you frequented DU. I know my post # is low, but I've been coming to this site for a long time and would never have made it these past three years without DU or your wonderful comments in the Sun-Times. Keep up the good work!!
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laruemtt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 04:27 PM
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14. Love it!
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Paradise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 06:25 PM
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15. Powerful, packed, and p e r f e c t !!!
Guess you can tell I Love It! :yourock:
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-04 09:37 AM
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16. Very well said, Wink. Thanks!
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