reading the morning papers on the Internet, I came across
this headline on the Washington Times web site: "Reno
scrambles for support." The article sums up the difficulty
the former attorney general is having in garnering support
for her Democrat Party bid for governor. It seems her Party
opponent, attorney Bill McBride, has moved from a 60 point
deficit to a two to three point lead over Reno in the polls.
a last minute sweep of the state, Ms. Reno gave speeches,
shook hands, and greased the political skids. "The people
of Florida want a governor who calls it like she sees it,"
Miss Reno said. "The people of Florida want someone who
will stand by her decisions."
it like she sees it? Didn't Dan Rather say that about Florida's
Secretary of State Katherine Harris' certification of the
electoral votes in Election 2000? Creepy. Anyway, if the state
of Florida is waiting on Janet Reno to stand by any decision
she's made, then settle down and get comfortable with the
rest of us - we're all still waiting on her "stand"
on why she chose to play Party pawn to the Clinton administration
for eight years.
Reno's record as attorney general is well documented. From
the debacle of Waco, to obstructing Congressional Governmental
Affairs committee's access to documents by ignoring the subpoenas
issued, to little Elian ripped from his family at 5:00 am
by armed federal agents - Reno's shining moments read like
a Mafioso boss' Christmas wish list. The level of corruption
needed to maintain the cover for the Clinton-Gore Machine
is outstanding. Janet Reno has no business seeking elected
office, much less the highest office in the state of Florida.
a moment, let's scrutinize Ms. Reno's "accomplishments"
while serving as the top cop in the Administration of the
Willingly lent a helping hand in discrediting White House
Travel Office employees, who had years of loyal and dedicated
service, so they could be removed and replaced with FOBs (and
Refused at least four times the request to appoint an independent
council to investigate illegal campaign contributions during
both election cycles under the Clinton regime. This action
allowed American national security to be subverted to levels
that would have made our Cold War enemies cry tears of joy.
Harassed, harangued, and stonewalled the very independent
council (Kenneth Starr) she had appointed to investigate the
administration on Whitewater and the infamous Lewinsky;
Blatantly violated privacy rights of any individual bold enough
to stand up against her bosses;
Signed off on pardons granted by Bill Clinton of known and
avowed terrorists in order to boost the campaigns of candidates
Al Gore and Hillary Clinton;
Changed INS policy at a crucial time so that the raid on Elian's
Miami relatives could be justified.
that's just off the top of my head.
a page from the Gore 2000 playbook, which should be enshrined
in the Smithsonian as what not to do in a political campaign,
Reno has filed a court injunction to keep the polls open until
9:00 pm in four Florida counties. Gee, wonder which four they
could be? It appears that the state still hasn't quite figured
out this most basic process.
obstructing, lying, enabling, and then ultimately denying
is the Reno way of doing business. Sure, some will claim that
is was all a set up designed to usher in the Right Wing Conspiracy.
You keep telling yourself that, as you go to the polls, Floridians.
The whole world will be watching to see if you can get it
right this time. Ask yourself this, however; with Janet Reno
at the helm of the state, how well will you sleep at night?