Dear Mr. Bush, you are very easy to "see through". You told Larry King you wanted to do away with '527s' because people have said "bad things" about you with money coming from them.
Are the "bad things" they've said about you untrue, Mr. Bush? If so, why haven't your high-powered attorneys filed suit against those nasty people? (They did you "justice" when you needed them in the 2000 election, didn't they?) Could it be you could never prove that they were hurling untruths at all?
Why is money fine as "free speech" when it comes from your ultra-rich "base", (as I heard you affably call the 'have-mores' in Michael Moore's movie) and not when little 'have-nots' like me have something to say and choose to give to the folks I believe will speak well for me?
You refused to condemn the "bad things" the Swift Boat defamers are claiming about your opponent John Kerry. If you're such a decent and affable fellow with respect for our veterans, how is it that you can't reach down inside your soul and condemn the nasty things they're saying about Mr. Kerry? I'm thinking you are harboring a sadistic liking of the situation. Am I wrong?
Doing away with free speech isn't the answer, George.
No matter how rough the free speech gets.
Freedom, like a Purple Heart veteran, should always be given the benefit of doubt. When you're being asked to condemn the ads, as John McCain readily did, you're flinching, George.
It doesn't say much about your character; especially since your wartime service record is rather pathetic in comparison. (Sorry, bud, I know it hurts, but it's my opinion and I believe it's true.)
I know you, though, George. You're success is all "theatre". I know you like to carefully control the crowd at your campaign stumps. I am allowed to see the staged 300 people or so who gaze at you dreamily, gush over you, and ask you soft questions while thousands are outside the arena door loudly protesting you and your policies. I see the laughing Scarboroughs sitting in the crowd behind you with brainwashed love in their eyes.
I can separate fact from fiction, even though the cable news networks love the drama and often overlook reality--playing along with the fantasy that you have strong support. John Kerry doesn't ban free speech from his campaign stumps. I'm thinking he respects freedom a whole lot more than you do, George. I think freedom scares and threatens you.
Truth to tell, I think you're the quintessential emperor without any clothes.
There's a difference between you and me, George. You would do anything to shut your detractors up and out. On the other hand, I would do anything to protect the right of free speech for those Swift Boat defamers.
If the men in the anti-Kerry Swift Boat ads are liars, we have a justice system to hold them to their statements. If they are malicious or reckless with their statements, they should be dragged to court for all the nation to scrutinize while they watch Court TV. This is a healthy thing for an informed citizenry. Extracting truth is healthy.
I know you, George. You don't think much of the rule of law. I don't think you care that much about the truth, either, judging from all you told us during the lead-up phase to the Iraq war.
I'm surprised though, George---really surprised--- to hear you say you don't support free speech. You're always telling us terrorists "hate us for our freedoms". Why am I getting the distinct impression you hate many of us for our freedoms, George?