Some say that Bush favors large corporate interests. But what happens when industries have conflicting needs?
From this news item today, Salmon fishing ban advised,
Federal fish managers told the Pacific Fishery Management Council on Tuesday that salmon fishing from California to Oregon must not be allowed this season.
… Klamath River chinook populations have fallen well below required limits for the last several years, said NMFS spokesman Peter Dygert — the main factor driving the closing recommendation.
Several organizations are calling for “reform” of the campaign-finance and lobbying system. This is a mistake. It is very important to understand that this Abramoff scandal is about breaking laws, not about any need for reform of existing laws. But more than that, it is about an attempt to change America into a one-party state.
This scandal is about the leadership of the Republican Party creating a self-perpetuating system where public money is spent to promote a non-democratic, divisive, destructive ideology and perpetuate one-party control — THEIR control — of the country.
From Time Magazine this week, Joe Klein: The Perils of the Permanent Campaign,
Last week there was more of the same, according to a prominent Republican, who told me that the White House had sent out talking points about how to attack Brent Scowcroft after Bush the Elder’s National Security Adviser went public with his opposition to the war in the New Yorker magazine. “I was so disgusted that I deleted the damn e-mail before I read it,” the Republican said. “But that’s all this White House has now: the politics of personal destruction.”
On the nomination of Alitio to the Supreme Court, People For the American Way President Ralph Neas,
He has chosen to divide Americans with a nominee guaranteed to cause a bitter fight.
“Rovism”: Destroy people, and set people against each other for political gain. Karl Rove is still in the White House, and Rovism continues.