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Good Try Mark Neckameyer
By Charlotte Tanner


May 24, 2007

I, too, lived in the Carter era. Unlike Bush, Carter acted with the necessary calm and resolve that the "hostage" crisis called for. True, his prudent act of compassion for the hostages' safety and well-being probably cost him the election, but as a result of his action, the hostages were safely returned home.

On the contrary, thanks to Bush and his pre-emptive strikes on a country that lacked weapons of mass destruction, we are now involoved in trying to put a military fix on a political problem.

In addition Carter also took on Big Oil in an effort to have them pay their fair share of taxes, and wasn't Carter the first president to encourage the use of alternative sources of fuel, to lessen our dependence on oil? What stopped him? His own party, the Republicans, and a cast of a thousand lobbyists.

It's true, it's hard to trust a guy who wanted to give the Panama Canal back to Panama, admitted to having lust in his heart, and now spends his time building homes for the homeless.

Yeah, Mark.... Bush is definitely a man of the times, Unfortunately.

Charlotte Tanner
Louisville, KY

Received May 24, 2007 - Published May 24, 2007

About: "Alaskan resident since 1968, currently serving as Vista Volunteer in Louisville, KY."


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