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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:31 PM
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Dean email gives email address URL for the media - plus some topics
General e-mail addresses for the media:
A great link to email addresses (very thorough list)
for letter writers in these states:
http://www.webblies.com/Dean / - AZ, CT, DE, DC, IA,
MA, ME, MI, MO, ND, NH, NM, NC, OK, SC, SD, TN, VA,
WA, WI
If you're writing to a paper in another state, find
your address here:
http://www.capwiz.com/lwv/dbq/media /
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Cheney Tax Plan From '86 Would Have Raised Gas Prices,
NY Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/06/politics/06CHEN.html
WASHINGTON, April 5 - In October 1986, when Dick
Cheney was the lone congressman from energy-rich
Wyoming, he introduced legislation to create a new
import tax that would have caused the price of oil,
and ultimately the price of gasoline paid by drivers,
to soar by billions of dollars per year. "Let us rid
ourselves of the fiction that low oil prices are
somehow good for the United States," Mr. Cheney, who
is now vice president, said shortly after introducing
the legislation.

"To deflect charges that the White House has not done
enough to bring down prices, the Bush campaign has
attacked Senator John Kerry, the likely Democratic
presidential nominee, as favoring higher gas prices.
"Some people have wacky ideas like taxing gasoline
more so people drive less. That's John Kerry," a
recent Bush campaign commercial said. The commercial
singled out Mr. Kerry's support a decade ago for a
50-cent gas tax increase, part of a deficit-reduction
package that Mr. Kerry never voted for.
Yet the cost of Mr. Cheney's plan ultimately would
have been passed on to drivers and other consumers
through higher prices on gasoline and other refined
petroleum products. In addition, he said in a February
1987 statement, he supported the tax partly because it
would "assist us in reducing our budget deficit."

*ACTION*

*Gas prices are hurting everyone across the line.
People are not happy, and the Bushies know this and
are trying to pin the blame on Kerry using an outdated
position. Cheney's position, ancient as Kerry's is,
puts the lie to this tactic.

Write letters to your local papers making sure readers
have this info re/Cheney. Point out that BUSH is the
one in charge, not Kerry. Bush and Cheney are
responsible for the high prices. The Times piece is
great for rebutting Republican claims against Kerry.
This issue hurts people in their pocketbooks (and they
don't like that!!)- let them know who's to blame and
what lengths they clearly are going to in order to
avoid their responsibility!!

Find the address here -
http://www.capwiz.com/lwv/dbq/media /

You might also want to write The New York Times -
letters@nytimes.com

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Positive Alert
-------------------

ACLU sues U.S. over 'no-fly' list, Jeanne Meserve and
Phil Hirschkorn, CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2004/LAW/04/06/no.fly.lawsuit/index....
A federal government list designed to keep suspected
terrorists off commercial airline flights has
subjected "hundreds, if not thousands" of innocent
passengers to repeated interrogations, detentions and
stigmatization, said a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

you might want to thank CNN for reporting these abuses
and ask them to keep us apprised of the lawsuit and
similar cases -
http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form1.html?35

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Of Interest
----------------

Transcript of Dean's appearance on Late Edition with
Wolf Blitzer, yesterday CNN
http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0404/04/le.00.html
Dean "I think there are always those who are tempted
to, in their view, make the perfect the enemy of the
good. And the pitch that I've been making is, this is
not the year for that."

TV news give advantage to Bush
Kerry loses coverage and gets low ratings , Media
Tenor International
The Presidential Nomination: TV image of George W.
Bush and the Democratic Candidates
ABC, NBC, and CBS evening news: 1/1 - 4/02/2004
http://www.mediatenor.com/index1.html

Worse Than Watergate: Former Nixon Counsel John Dean
Says Bush Should Be Impeached
Tuesday, April 6th, 2004
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/04/06/135...


In the Northwest: It's time for Nader to take his ego
and exit ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Seattle,WA,USA
Although their candidate fizzled, local backers of
Howard Dean have continued to speak blunt truths,
lately by putting out the year's bluntest bumper
sticker ...
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/connelly/167674_joel05.ht...

Leaders of 9/11 Panel Say Attacks Were Probably
Preventable
By PHILIP SHENON
The panel leaders' remarks offered a preview of the
difficult questions likely to confront Condoleezza
Rice
when she testifies this week.
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/05/politics/05PANE.html?...

New to the Job, Rice Focused on More Traditional Fears
By DOUGLAS JEHL and DAVID E. SANGER
Until Sept. 11, Condoleezza Rice was fixed on matters
other than terrorism for reasons related to her
background, management style and relationship with the
president.
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/05/politics/05COND.html?...

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