Posted by Unnamed Mailer on November 01, 2000 at 22:00:29:
Thank you for the Pope Letter/Nader Petition.
"My hope is that by electing the best environmental President in American
history, Al Gore, we can move forward. My fear is that you . . . may be
instrumental in electing the worst."
-- Written to Ralph Nader by Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra
The State of Texas, under the leadership of Governor George W. Bush is ranked:
50th in spending for teachers
49th in spending on the environment
48th in per-capita funding for public health
47th in delivery of social services
42nd in child support collections
41st in per-capita spending on public education
5th in percentage of population living in poverty
1st in air and water pollution
1st in percentage of poor working parents without insurance
1st in percentage of children without health insurance
1st in executions (avg.1 every 2 weeks for Bush's 5 years)
A little Halloween Terror: Just think what Bush could do for the country if
he were the president.
FROM: Kirk Cunningham, Rocky Mountain Chapter Conservation/Water Quality
Chair: "Recently Carl Pope, the Executive Director of The Sierra Club, wrote
a letter to Ralph Nader asking Nader to honor his campaign pledge to avoid
swing states. We have used Carl's eloquent letter as the basis of a simple
online petition addressed to candidate Ralph Nader:
A Letter to Candidate Ralph Nader - Signatures
For those in need of a reason to vote on November 7, here are two:
1. Because Matthew Shepard cannot.
2. Because Dr. Laura can.
-- Source: letter to the editor, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Leadership in the new millennium
Asked how he would define "compassionate conservatism," George W. Bush
replied: "Making sure every child can read, making sure that we encourage
faith-based organizations ... when it comes to helping neighbors in need,
making sure that our neighborhoods are safe, making sure that the state of
Texas recognizes that people from all walks of life have got a shot at the
Texas dream but, most importantly, making sure that government is not the
answer to people's problems."
-- This may be the only time a candidate promised not to solve any problems
(with the possible exception of Utah Phillips, who ran on the "Sloth &
"Son, I love your strategy: Don't let them get to know you."
’Äî Barbara Bush
Bush courts Hispanic voters
"Reporters noticed four Latino men sitting at the Plaza, looking bored,
wearing matching shirts from Buena Vista Farms. Buena Vista, it turns out, is
a horse ranch run by Gerald Parsky, Bush's California chairman. The four men
said they were brought to the event and were being paid their regular wages
’ÄîSalon Magazine reporting on a Bush fundraiser in California