Elections Chief Glenda Hood Gets Busy for George W. Bush
Pay Attention!
By Brad Friedman on 10/2/2004, 3:38pm PT  

After reading this Fox News story on "Gaffs Could Prevent Voting in Florida" as Jeb Bush's hand-picked Election Surpervisor Glenda Hood gets to work, please keep in mind last week's statement from Jimmy Carter.

The esteemed former President Jimmy Carter, who's Carter Center has monitored some 50 elections under difficult circumstances around the world, was asked after 2000 to head a Blue Ribbon commission with Gerald Ford to study what went wrong in Florida, and how to fix it.

The Carter/Ford recommendations were made, but yesterday he said in The Washington Post that the recommended reforms have still not been implemented.

As well, he pointed to continued rampant bias from top Florida Election officials who are also a part of the Bush/Cheney campaign, the purging of thousands of ballots in 2000, and the "fumbling attempt" that was "made recently to disqualify 22,000 African Americans (likely Democrats), but only 61 Hispanics (likely Republicans), as alleged felons."

Read the whole piece, it's short and to the point. But his final words, are certainly of note:

Jeb Bush, naturally a strong supporter of his brother, has taken no steps to correct these departures from principles of fair and equal treatment or to prevent them in the future.

It is unconscionable to perpetuate fraudulent or biased electoral practices in any nation. It is especially objectionable among us Americans, who have prided ourselves on setting a global example for pure democracy. With reforms unlikely at this late stage of the election, perhaps the only recourse will be to focus maximum public scrutiny on the suspicious process in Florida.

Consider the "maximum public scrutiny" under way, Mr. President. And thank you again for being a great --- and honest --- American! Now prepare to be disparaged, disrespected called a liar and an America Hater by anyone who doesn't like what you had to say.