George W. Bush.
As Texas Governor
Looking to Election 2000, big monied interests knew what they wanted and got it in George W. Bush. In his 2000 book, "The Dirty Truth," Rick Abraham (a former
— lobbied for a national radioactive waste dump in
— told the public it was mostly for x-rays and other hospital waste;
— solicited nuclear power waste from other states;
— corrupted the state’s environmental standards to accommodate polluters;
— failed to provide protection from industrial pollution, air toxins, and hazardous wastes;
— did it all secretly;
— stripped municipalities of local control over land use and environmental protections;
— let state parks languish in decay and disrepair, and this was only his environmental record.
He was staunchly pro-business, anti-civil liberties, unresponsive to public needs, and presided over more state executions than any other governor in the nation since the Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976. His own aides at the time called him a man who enjoys killing, and not one to trust with the presidency as it turned out.
Elections 2000 and 2004 – Tainted by Fraud
On December 12, 2000 the Supreme Court hijacked an electoral process that was deeply flawed and rigged to elect George Bush. It coronated him president after three days earlier halting the Florida vote recount on the spurious grounds that it violated the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause. It was the first time ever in
For its part, the media cheerled the process and wholeheartedly approved. They, too, got their man in
Election 2000 made it possible. Investigative journalists like Greg Palast documented how mostly poor African- Americans and Latinos were removed from voter roles for having falsely been "identified" as ex-felons and thus unable to vote in states like
African-American students at schools like Florida A&M signed up in force as first-time voters but were obstructed at polling stations. They were turned away because they couldn’t show a registration card or drivers license. However, ZNetwork is funded solely through the generosity of its readers.
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