Monday, August 23, 2004

More Herbert, More Florida

Bob Herbert continues his look at the thuggish tactics of the Florida GOP. (The first two stories are covered here and here.) Today he has this unbelievable quote:
..."A Democrat can't win a statewide election in Florida without a high voter turnout - both at the polls and with absentee ballots - of African-Americans," said a man who is close to the Republican establishment in Florida but asked not to be identified. "It's no secret that the name of the game for Republicans is to restrain that turnout as much as possible. Black votes are Democratic votes, and there are a lot of them in Florida."...

The Orlando Sentinel reported on Friday that some lawmakers in FL have asked Attorney General John Ashcroft to investigate the questioning of elderly black voters by armed, plain clothes State Police officers.

If this blows up in Jeb Bush's face and Florida goes, with the Presidency, to John Kerry I would love to be having Thanksgiving dinner this year with Jeb, Poppy Bush, Babs, George W. and Laura.


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