Drunken Ravings
Michael Colby: Bush v. Kerry, the Power Elite's Dream Ballot
Michael Colby: Bush v. Kerry, the Power Elite's Dream Ballot

Guardian Unlimited | US elections 2004 | Hi-tech voting machines 'threaten' US polls: "Hi-tech voting machines 'threaten' US polls "
The taking of american democracy 1,2,3
RuminateThis: News, Views, Activism and a Smattering of Something Else

"In an election for a seat in the Florida house of representatives last month, touch-screen machines recorded 127 blank ballots. The race was won by 12 votes. No recount was possible because there was nothing to recount. (The Guardian)
2. In an election in Indiana last year, an electronic system recorded more than 144,000 votes in an election with fewer than 19,000 registered voters. (The Guardian)
3. Maryland's 16,000 machines all had identical locks for two sensitive mechanisms. The hackers found that they would have been able to have copies of the keys for these locks cut at a locksmith, although ultimately they found it easier simply to pick the locks. It reportedly took less than 10 seconds"
Instapundit comes out of the Closet
Instapundit gleefully reports that :

"THE BOSTON GLOBE REPORTS that the Bush AWOL story is collapsing, as a key witness turns out to have lied. Capt. Ed observes"

and is deeply upset that the press doesnt broadcast the apparently baseless acusations Kerry had an affair :

"Yeah. And if this infidelity story were about Bush, with the woman in question out of the country, they'd be running with it in a big way already"

Unfortunately he, as usual gets it wrong. As TAPPED points out

"So -- are the charges collapsing? No. For one thing, the article in question only speaks to one of several issues surrounding this question -- Burkett's allegation that Bush's military records were "cleansed" at the behest of the then-governor's political operation. The question of whether or not Bush ever showed up to do his duty in Alabama remains totally unaffected by this, as do the questions of how it was that so many officials in the National Guard seemed eager to do favors for young Lt. Bush"

And of course anyone looking deeper into the issue knows that the preponderance of evidence is that Bush repeatedly played hooky and in all likelyhood was eventually shipped off to a punishment posting for this and other behavior.. possibly having to do with drunkenness or drug problems.
But that wont Instapundit, whos claim to fame is actually the fact that he never does any real research and relies on glossing over press accounts to issue murky proclamations on how it all bores him if its not picking at some anti-left story.

But the interesting thing here is that a blogger who has for a very long time made pretenses at being unbiased and a critical thinker finally
outed himself as just another Gop apologist. Something many of us on the left have known for a very very long time.

Miss ethics class much Glenn? Or was it just all the 'journalism' classes you slept through?
Body and Soul
Body and Soul
(The brilliant Jeane De Arc)

"Isn't it amazing the way that many of the same people who swatted away the 'loony left,' when it complained about the effect sanctions were having on the health of Iraqis before the war are now acknowledging that effect?"
Intern tales make them feel alive! If you doubt it, read man-or-mouse Kaus
Intern tales make them feel alive! If you doubt it, read man-or-mouse Kaus
(Daily Howler)

"The point we made yesterday is quite important. When one follows the current reporting on Bush and the Guard, it?s hard to believe that this is the second time Bush has run for the White House. Why is the reporting being done now? Because the press corps went in the tank for Bush during Campaign 2000"
Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Ex-judge on Iraq inquiry 'involved in cover-up'
Ex-judge on Iraq inquiry 'involved in cover-up'
Guardian Unlimited

Laurence Silberman, a retired judge nominated by the Bush administration as the co-chairman of the commission investigating pre-war intelligence on Iraq, was involved in a major cover-up during the Reagan era, his critics alleged yesterday

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