Looks like « someone wrote a really good letter to the editor of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal », right there in full red-meated Dubya country. Congratulations and keep your head down; those Texas fascists will be gunning for ya now:
‘Bush Priorities Questioned
‘Where did I go wrong? I’m a registered Republican because I believe in fiscal integrity, fiscal responsibility. Well, we all know what happened to that.
‘So, we wound up with a president who is in office by virtue of one vote in the Supreme Court—and thinks he has a mandate.
‘As governor of Texas, he blew the $2 billion surplus Ann Richards left him, and we’ve had a deficit ever since. As president, he took a $2 trillion surplus and, in two years, turned it into a several trillion dollar deficit. And this “borrow and spend” administration is spending at a record clip. And that’s fiscal integrity.
‘And about the war. Retired Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf recently made a remark with which I heartily agree. “Stormin’ Norman” said he’d noticed that the only people anxious to go to war are, for the most part, those who have never been shot at—like the four musketeers Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rove and Bush.
‘Ross Perot said there are three reasons for the first Gulf War: oil, oil and oil. The same reasoning, it seems to me, applies to the current war.
‘I think Mr. Cheney knows where they’re hiding the weapons of mass destruction; he just won’t tell anybody. Hans Blix and David Kay couldn’t find them. So our military is protecting us from what?
‘Dubya has two priorities—pay back the people who financed his “landslide” election and get re-elected. We may survive such short-term thinking, but it’ll take awhile.’
Now THAT’s guts, folks. Telling the truth in Texas always takes mucho bravery. Thank you, Ronald Preston.