After the benediction of Bush and Cheney at the Republican convention, construct an offer that even a sitting
president and VP can’t refuse. Both would need to resign and before the election J. Dennis Hastert would take the oath
and assume the presidency. The Speaker of the House, being the next in line for constitutional succession would retain the
semblance of law, even if the reversal of substance would be remote. The question for Republicans is an issue of staunch identity.
Are you loyal to a party or to a man who will go down in flames? Traditional conservatives already answered - PRINCIPLE -
is the essence of political unity. Without it, you leave the party. When a president is bent upon country-wide destruction
in the name of a false national security, you work to remove that person.
Since this option seems so unlikely, why not laugh it off the political stage? The answer is that the circus
has become so evident, even the most severely mentally challenged Republican knows that the only chance Bush has for a second
term is a miracle of contrived salvation. An October surprise will not be a shock, nor will it awe us when it happens. However,
the fix is well underway and the plan is unfolding.
Hastert has one fundamental advantage, he is a non bonesman. George Herbert Walker Bush joined in 1948 and
was called 'Magog' and Dubya joined in 1968 and was called 'Temporary'. The best speculation is that Kerry may be named
the “Long Devil” which is the nickname given to the tallest member of the new group. Kerry's brother-in-law from his first marriage,
David Thorne, was Bones. So was the late husband of Kerry's current wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry.
Thus the challenge to you is clear. Would you rather ensure the return of disaffected conservatives back into
the Republican camp or are you thrilled knowing that even in defeat the policies of Bush will be carried out by Kerry? The
voting percentage of eligible voters will be an all time low come this November. Third party candidates support will swell,
as many conclude there is no other choice. Diebold friendly voting machines may be placed in many “Cook Counties”
around the country, and the results may be known before the polls are closed; BUT, what other option is there? Replacing Bush
and Cheney as the nominees is the only chance Republicans will have to retain all those plush partisan Beltway jobs!
Is fidelity to the GOP party the prime directive for Republicans or are you willing to go down with the Bush
Titanic? Just what kind of deal or incentive could be offered to two men who already have everything? Appeals to their humanity
and personal dignity would be futile. Patriotism is not an alternative, they already have eliminated our national border.
How about appealing to their natural instincts?
Offer Bush all of Saddam’s palaces, so he can wear a different crown at each location. Give Cheney all
the oil concessions in Iraq so he can buy out Halliburton and take the company private. This way we can get rid of both of
them, and they would have their very own kingdom. Or is the entire world the only prize that will satisfy ????
Republicans need to make a choice. Bush is a loser and your party will sink into the quicksand’s of
incapacity with the loss of the presidency. Having control of Congress and the Senate hasn’t restored a real republic,
so what will you do when the salutes go to President Kerry? Or can we just admit that goal was never your objective . . .
and you will rest easy knowing that a lean tall Lincolnesque figure will replace your cowboy. The extreme tyranny ‘Abe’
would be the supreme legacy for a model Kerry administration.
So what will it be, Republicans! Hastert or Halliburton? Working for Nader, while “Waiting for Godot”, would be an insult to Samuel Beckett. Performing upon a stage at the Theater of the Absurd is not good governance.
Take back your own party - show the door to the Bush clan . . . clean house and change the foreign policy that guarantees
the demise of our country. Trusting and waiting for Teresa Heinz to book a plane flight for George and Dick under the names
of Estragon and Vladimir, would really be ridiculous. However, as some people say . . . “In politics, nothing
happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
SARTRE - April 9, 2004