Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Bushwhacked in Mexico

Happy Independence Day. While Americans prepare for barbecues and fireworks, our illegally installed administration has once again reached out and stolen another election. Surprise, surprise. While exit polls say otherwise, the conservative corporate-backed presidential candidate, Felipe Calderón, claims to have “won.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer puts it this way: “Stirring memories of the 2000 nail-biter in Florida, electoral officials said a preliminary count had given the conservative Calderón an edge of 1 percentage point over Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico City’s leftist former mayor.” For me it also stirs up stinky memories like Ohio in 2004.

So what does this election theft have to do with Bu$hco? Greg Palast points us to an FBI memo detailing a no-bid contract given to Choice Point of Alpharetta, Georgia (the same folks hired in 2000 by the Florida Republican party to purge that state’s voting rolls of “felons”). Their work helped set up challenges of Mexican voters who might be “terrorists.” This is being done with your tax money and mine, and it’s deja-vu all over again.



At 1:30 AM, Blogger JR's Thumbprints said...

I'd thought pretty much the same thing about Mexico and stolen elections. On another note, loved the post where you speak about Neil Young's new cd and King Bush.

At 8:08 AM, Anonymous surfsidekick said...

Nothing ever seems to be as it appears....does it?



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