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Mind Bytes: Haitian Hangover

Friday, 01 November 2002 12:00 AM

A couple hundred Haitian refugees that were fleeing the Clinton-created island "paradise" turned up on a crowded Florida coast just days before the election.

Is it simply favorable timing for the Florida Democrats? Or is it just an untimely random event for Jeb Bush and the Republicans?

Last July, Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide told the New York Times that, due to the poor economy in his country, thousands of Haitians might come to Florida. He noted that, in an election year, "Governor Bush wouldn't want that."

DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe says that the Florida governor's race is the No. 1 priority.

A number of facts need to be examined as we try to figure out the cause of the 2002 Haitian boat incident:

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