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Streisand Backs Off Partisan Attacks

Tuesday, 25 September 2001 12:00 AM

"In light of recent events, I strongly believe we must support our government despite our disagreements on certain policies, such as those relating to environmental, educational, social and other specific issues," wrote the entertainer.

"My past concerns about such matters still pertain, but at this point in time, I have removed several articles from my website in an effort to encourage national unity instead of partisan divisions," she said.

Earlier this year, Streisand sent a memo to congressional Democrats calling Bush "a destructive man" who "stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities."

Streisand's move parallels similar moves by other liberals who've made it their business to keep Bush's feet to the fire.

Author Gerald Posner, a vocal supporter of Al Gore's presidential campaign in 2000, wrote in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal that he underestimated Bush as president.

"The entire administration, from Colin Powell to Donald Rumsfeld to Dick Cheney, inspires more confidence as we embark on this uncertain war than we likely would have had in any Gore administration," Posner wrote.

He now admits he was mistaken in thinking that Bush didn't have the stuff to lead the country.

"If there was a single event that convinced me my initial feelings (about Bush) were wrong, it was the president's rather remarkable speech to the country and a joint session of Congress last Thursday," Posner wrote.

The operators of Democrats.com, a commercial Internet web site for party partisans, cancelled a planned "Fall Offensive," a grassroots effort geared toward fueling antipathy over the results of the controversial 2000 presidential election.

The fall offensive was scheduled to be announced on the afternoon of September 11 on Capitol Hill.

Co-founder of Democrats.com Bob Fertik said in an interview with CNSNews.com Monday that the group was "suspending all personal attacks on President George W. Bush for the duration of the national crisis."

However, the website continues promoting an on-line 'Voter Pledge' that includes a rotating banner promotion that proclaims, "Bush is a thief."

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