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Thursday, February 19, 2004
  This went out as an email to a lobbyist friend, but I thought it worth reprinting here.

Below are some of my thoughts on how to use Baby Bush's history against him. I hope this arrives w/ the format intact. Anyway, for what their worth:


Subject: Baby Bush's potential weaknesses (at least as I see them)


1) I'd attack the daughter's criminal records. You can't control your kid, how can I intrust you w/ my country.
a. Advantage is the incidents in question happened after the election.
b. The GOP violated the family boundary w/ Chelsea (sp?) first, so line has been crossed
c. It shouldn't come form the campaign, it should be planted in the media
1. first choice would be an MTV look at the daughters (why not?)
2. treatment of daughters vs. treatment of lower income violators of the same crime (re-enforces the privileged class meme)
3. the daughters' criminal records would prevent them from being accepted into the military (not that they'd go), so at a time when our country is at war, his children are unfit for military service...This may play well, if the reserves and guard units have continuing trouble w/ recruiting and retention


2) How much money has the Carlyle Group earned from the 'wars'
a. Daddy Bush is a member of the Carlyle Group
b. The Bin Laden family was part of the Carlyle Group until a month after 9/11
1. Distance from the campaign is required (maybe give this to Michael Moore? Al Franken? Jon Stewart?)
2. This feeds on the money made by Grand Pa Bush during the lead up to WWII (this meme is already on the net, should be easily exploited) War Profiteering/congresses slap down '41?
a. This should be fed to the faithful
b. Good time to raise the issue on the Internet (again, do not associate w/ campaign - MoveOn.Org maybe?)


3) Harken Energy deal has been vetted ; ) through the SEC
a. Harken Energy's only asset was pipeline rights thru Kuwait
b. Papa Bush's Ambassador told Saddam we didn't care about inter-state problems in the middle east
c. Baby Bush sells stock, 2-3 months later Kuwait is invaded
d. Stock value rises after Gulf War (did the Carlyle Group make money on this one?)


4) Last I heard the Bush family was heavily invested in the largest private prison contractor in the country. Haven't confirmed this item yet, but then that's' never stopped the GOP. I'd relate the idea of incarceration for profit w/ slavery, if true.


5) What does he know about ranching? Has he ever shoe'd (sp?) a horse? Has he ever branded a cow? Besides having bought a ranch for the election, what does he know about ranching. It's the Michael Dukakis thing. Or, better yet, like his dad not knowing about scanners in grocery stores. This one I'd save to bring out toward the end of the general election. Just how far out of touch w/ the American people is he?


Oh, and getting back to the Bin Laden's and 9/11, this would be something I'd love to see the democratic candidate do to Bush during an early debate.
1) The set-up: Troops in Iraq are capturing and holding the families of suspected insurgents (terrorists, resistance, whatever) to force these individuals to turn themselves in: Is this behavior something you support?
(My guess here, is that he will defend these tactics w/ all the good ol' boy enthusiasm he can muster, and wrap himself in the flag so tight he can't move.)
2) Follow up, and slam dunk: Then why did you authorize the Bin Laden family to leave the country in private jets (I think the number was 26) immediately following 9/11, when all American citizens were grounded? Why didn't we use the Bin Laden family as hostages against Osama?
(I don't think his reply would matter at this point. Americans will wonder why the Bin Laden family was allowed to leave the country - period. I don't think he would be able to muster more than incoherent babbling in response)

[I know I said this just below, but I really think this is what will happen]

Also, I plan to plant a little meme of my own on the internet: If George Bush loses the election in Nov., on Jan 19, 2005, he will pardon Ken Lay. I think this is true, and the GOP will use Clinton's pardon for Marc Rich, not as a defense, but as a precedent.
 
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