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The 'brains' behind Bush presidency

Letter to the editor

Posted: Monday, October 11, 2004

To me, Vice President Cheney made only one (apparently) telling accusation against John Edwards; that Edwards was so infrequently in attendance at the Senate that they had never met before that night. This statement now turns out to be patently false. In fact, they have met at least twice: when Edwards escorted Elizabeth Dole to be sworn in as senator, and at a national prayer breakfast where he and Cheney were seated together. So this was yet another falsehood in the web of misleading statements, fabrications, and false statistics that Dick Cheney presented to the American public that evening - from the claim he never tried to connect 9-11 to Saddam Hussein, to the figure of 1.7 million new jobs (actually a huge net loss of jobs over the past 4 years). This debate was more important than any vice presidential debate in the past because many Americans suspect that Dick Cheney is the real "brains" behind George Bush. But unlike his boss, we won't let Dick Cheney pull our strings.

Janet Smoker

Juneau



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