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Wrongful Things

Thursday, 23 November 2000 12:00 AM

On this day, when we should reflect on our blessings and all the things that are right in our great nation, we need also to be mindful of the wrongful things.

Florida Attorney General Bob Butterworth's advice to the Florida counties to count military absentee ballots without postmarks is falling on deaf ears. Most counties haven't added the un-postmarked ballots to their totals and probably won't. Many county officials said they were bound by state law not to reconsider the rejected ballots.

The military, meanwhile, is positively livid over the rejected ballots. If our men and women in uniform had little respect for the Clinton-Gore administration before – well, as Al Gore keeps saying, "You ain't seen nothing yet."

They have long memories, too. Look for them to turn out in greater numbers against the Democrats in the 2002 elections and beyond.

One thing's for certain: If Al Gore succeeds in stealing the presidency, he'll enter the White House with the worst civilian-military relations ever. Congressional members who hail from areas near military bases will start to feel the pressure from their constituents. It's going to take a lot for Gore to establish himself as the Commander in Thief.

Odds are he'll never be able to make amends to the military. And that could lead to a huge anti-Democratic Party backlash in two years.

Peter Jennings gave some interesting statistics last week. If only men had voted, George W. Bush would have won the election by 437 to 101 electoral votes; if only women had voted, Al Gore would have won, 369 to 163 electoral votes! Now do you understand why women shouldn't vote? It's because they can't see Gore's lies and socialist leanings. All they see is a man who dresses nicely and has fewer wrinkles and gray hairs than George W. Bush. They see a man who wants to give them what they crave – security. Certainly not freedom. Maybe what we need to do is convince all of the country's major department stores to have massive sales every Election Day.

Can you believe it? Our country’s pre-eminent publicity whore, Jesse Jackson, managed to inject partisan politics into a memorial service for Hosea Williams earlier this week. While speaking at the service, Jackson invited the people who were to pay their respects to Hosea to compare Hosea’s resume over the past 40 years to that of George W. Bush.

What in the hell was Jesse Jackson doing there anyway? Surely he knew that he was despised by Hosea Williams, yet there he was leading the funeral procession.

Jackson is out for one person – Jesse Jackson. How do you think this man became a multi-millionaire without any visible means of support? He has no problem in politicizing a memorial service for a great man and a REAL civil rights leader to further his own political status and power.

It took 26 C-5 transport aircraft, 33 C-17 aircraft, four C-141s, ten KC-10s, and one C-130 for the military to transport Bill Clinton, his ego, and his entourage around Vietnam last week.

A retired military source told NewsMax.com that Clinton's trip may have tied up so many aircraft that it affected defense readiness in Korea. The source shared an e-mail from an American soldier in Korea. The soldier wrote that he and his unit were in the middle of a regularly scheduled training exercise with their Korean counterparts, but the lack of aircraft in the area "severely retarded the deployment of a single reinforced infantry battalion."

This should come as no surprise. Bill Clinton gets to thumb his nose at both the American taxpayers, who fund his legacy-building trips, and our country's armed forces, who don't get the resources or the support they need to be ready for battle.

How much did all of this cost U.S. taxpayers?

A cool $65 million.

What did it accomplish for American-Vietnamese relations? Probably very little, but it boosted Bill Clinton's profile abroad. That's all that matters to him.

Thank God we only have to put up with that man for a couple more months.

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