There are five threads on the top of the Political Discussion forum that involve the Bush administration either distracting, distorting, lying, or lining the pockets of it's corporate "investors". Now, I realize that all administrations have their faults and priorities, but why is it that this administration seems intent on ****ing **** up? I mean, has any administration ever been so blatantly evil? It seems they'll say whatever it takes to distract/placate/scare the electorate into not looking closely at what they're doing. 1) rather than combat hunger, poverty or any other pressing matter in America, they've decided to take on "Big Porn" 2) they put out statements "we will create 2.6 million new jobs" and then back track them later. see also, economic growth estimates from last quarter, and unemployment nubmers from last month. 3) bush's aids initiative, which sounds like it's turning into yet another fatted calf for corporations. see also, medicare bill, iraq war 4) ashcroft's "war on freedom" including the patriot act, subpeonas for war protestors, goosestepping police (miami - ftaa), subpoenas of medical records from women who've had abortions, and "free speech zones" 5) any number of other controversies that have come up, including but not limited to, doctored intel, outing of cia agents, the war on gay marriage, blatant lying in the sotu (nigerian uranium), wholescale rollback of environmental law, and human rights hypocrisy (guantanamo), among others I remember times when I didn't like what Clinton was doing, but for ****s sake people, look at that list. Every single item is an on-going investigation, a perversion of American ideals, or blatant selling out to the highest bidder. How can anyone consider re-electing this administration?