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Monday, October 25, 2004

Oligarchy

Prepare for further proof we live in an oligarchy. The president and CEO of Diebold, the company that manufactures the electronic voting machine with which many Ohio voters will cast their ballots this November 2, has already promised the RNC that Ohio will cast its electoral votes for George W. Bush this election. This, not a surprising gaffe given that the commander in chief commits far worse blunders on a daily basis, comment was brought to light weeks ago in the form of a memo from Diebold executives to Republican leaders. All objectivity has been discarded long ago and the die is cast. The population of the United States thought perhaps that the last 4 years were spent "fixing" the voting system to prevent the debacle that was the 2000 election, what has indeed happened is quite different. The last 4 years have been spent putting safeguards in place to ensure that George W. Bush is reelected. In case of a toss-up electoral delegates could still buck the system however by casting "blank" ballots. See today's (10/25) Wall Street Journal for further details.

Also, this past weekend president Bush stated that he believed it's a "toss-up" whether the war on terror is actually winnable. This from the man whose entire platform all along has been that his challenger is incapable of just that.

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