10 June 2005

Imagine the howls if a similar level of blatant bribery and corruption had occurred in the Clinton Administration

But this is normal today.
Buried in the 700-plus page energy bill currently under debate in the U.S. Senate is a provision that provides hundreds of millions of dollars worth of federal loan guarantees for a power project apparently to be built by four former Enron executives. One of the former executives is Thomas White, former head of Enron's retail and energy trading in California during the energy crisis who later served as President Bush's Secretary of the Army.... The federal loan guarantee makes taxpayers responsible for repaying the loan if the company defaults, or if the project ends up not being economically feasible after its construction.

Meanwhile, the Justice Dept has unilaterally reduced the major federal civil judgement against the Tobacco industry by 90%.

Then there is the matter of the mainstream media cleaning up George W. Bush's verbal gaffes. Dan Quayle got butchered for mispelling potato, yet Bush now has media lapdogs who eagerly correct his embarrasing bouts of misspoken zen.

Liberal media bias, my arse…