|This used to be part of my Where I stand section when George W. Bush, one of the worst presidents in U.S. history, was in office.|
|Disclaimer: This was removed from my main website when Bush left office and I no longer verify that all the links are good.|
"I want to tell America to wake up to the fact that on December the 12th, five members
of the United States Supreme Court committed one of the biggest and most serious crimes
in American history when they stopped the recount in Florida, took the election away
from the American people, and handed it to George Bush."
— Vincent Bugliosi, in an interview on Court TV, June 1, 2001
|Four more years of this?|
|"How did we reelect a sitting president who inherited a record budget surplus and turned it into a record deficit, who waged a war against a nation that never attacked us on pretenses that ended up being indisputably wrong?"|
|As a result of the 2004 presidential election, I am deeply disappointed in the democratic process in this country. Like millions of Americans, I assumed that Bush's disastrous performance on Iraq and the economy would influence the voters to get rid of him. In his first term in office he proved himself to be one of the worst and most divisive presidents in U.S. history ("I'm a uniter, not a divider." Hah!). If you agree that Bush has no business being president and want to show some support for this cause, one of the things you can do is wear a COUNT ME BLUE wristband.|
"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents more and more closely the inner soul of the people.
On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White
House will be adorned by a downright moron."
— H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)"Over 750 signing statements allowing him to ignore any new law he doesn't like? That's just grotesque"
— Mark Morford, in The Morning Fix, May 17, 2006
|Here are some of Bush's achievements (a small portion of a much larger list)...
"The Democrats' mistake was in thinking that a disastrous war, national bankruptcy, erosion of liberties, corporate takeover of government,
environmental destruction, squandering our economic and moral leadership in the world, and systematic administration lying would be of concern to
the electorate. The Republicans correctly saw that the chief concern of the electorate was to keep gay couples from having an abortion."
— a succinct summary of the 2004 presidential election
"Other than telling us how to live, think, marry, pray, vote, invest, educate our children and, now, die, I think the Republicans
have done a fine job of getting government out of our personal lives."
— Craig Carter, The Oregonian, April 10, 2005
BushLies.net – dedicated to holding Bush accountable for his countless lies and deceptions
NRDC: The Bush Record – catering to industries that put America's health and natural heritage at risk
MichaelMoore.com – the renowned anti-Bush activist
17 Reasons Not to Slit Your Wrists
The Smirking Chimp – expresses so many of my views
Letter To The Red States – written by a woman in NYC
Political satire – I'm not always serious
The Beliefs of the GOP
George W. Bush resume – received in an email
theGoogleontheInternets.com – derived from the Googler-in-Chief
Great Moments in Presidential Speeches – Bush gets the "last laugh"
|Why America scares the world|
"America first" became the motto of foreign policy, as Bush rejected international cooperation,
arm-control treaties, the Kyoto protocol, and the very model of using the U.S. military as "world police."
— Gabriel Ash
|Bush is behaving like a schoolyard bully, and his rush to go to war in Iraq was outrageous and based on lies. He is the only President in U.S. history to attack a country which did not attack or even threaten to attack us first. Dubya has decided that a unilateral, preemptive attack on another nation, although illegitimate and a threat to international law, is an acceptable American foreign policy. Saddam was evil and unquestionably a threat to world security, but if the U.S. was in such imminent danger of attack from his regime with their WMDs, so imminent that we had to cease inspections and diplomacy and start bombing Iraq, why have no weapons been found? (This smacks of Joe McCarthy claiming he had a list of people in the government and military who were Communists, and although he instigated a huge witchhunt that ruined many lives, not a single Red was ever found.) The U.N.'s former chief weapons inspector Hans Blix compared the aggressive behavior of the U.S. and Britain to "medieval witch-hunters", saying "In the Middle Ages when people were convinced there were witches they certainly found them." The lack of evidence shows that all this talk about weapons was just hype by Dubya (and just having a president who is guided by his religious beliefs and ignoring evidence to the contrary is pretty scary!).|
"Why are our young people fighting, dying, and killing in Iraq? What is this noble cause you are sending our
young people to Iraq for? What do you hope to accomplish there? Why did you tell us there were WMD's and ties to
Al Qaeda when you knew there weren't? Why did you lie to us? Why did you lie to the American people? Why did you
lie to the world? Why are our nation's children still in harm's way and dying everyday when we all know you
lied? Why do you continually say we have to 'complete the mission' when you know damn well you have no idea what
that mission is and you can change it at will like you change your cowboy shirts?"
— Cindy Sheehan, from Hypocrites and Liars, August 20, 2005
"Has Bush lied to us to lead us into a war that cost 2,000 to 3,000 Iraqi civilian lives, 5,000 to 20,000 Iraqi
military deaths, according to some sources, and a few hundred American and British deaths, not to mention billions of
dollars and a possibly great loss of credibility in foreign relations?"
— Spencer Harris Morfit, in a letter to The Boston Globe, June 7, 2003
"For about $1 billion tax dollars a week we have continuing GI and Iraqi deaths in a place where there was no Al
Qaeda, no connection to Al Qaeda, no weapons of mass destruction, no nuclear program in place, at present no
effective nation building, and no end in sight."
— Mike Ryan, in a letter to The Boston Globe, July 23, 2003
|With still more than 20 countries in the world having chemical and biological weapons or missiles, is the U.S. going to continue in this hostile pursuit and attack some of them? What is to keep those countries from responding to this threat of attack by striking at us first? How has the war in Iraq made the world a safer place? And now Bush, this brave man who went AWOL from the National Guard during Vietnam, has stuck out his chin and issued a dare to the Iraqi militants ("Bring 'em on."), which will only result in more American lives being lost.|
"George W. Bush has lied about September 11, the Iraq war, the economy, his record as governor of Texas, his relationship
with corporate criminals, and his own military record. In short, he has lied day after day after day about all of the issues he
and his administration claim to hold dear."
— William Rivers Pitt, in Anyone But Bush, October 22, 2003
"We brutally invaded his unhappy nation and laid waste to it for absolutely no justifiable reason whatsoever, but finally
Saddam Hussein has been captured alive, yay yay go team. With our outward display of savagery, new America-loathing terrorists are
being spawned faster than BushCo's war machine can possibly keep up with them."
— Mark Morford, in The Morning Fix, December 15, 2003
"And now, more than 1,300 U.S. soldiers have died and over 10,000 have been wounded and countless tens of thousands of
innocent Iraqi civilians, women and children and families, have died, brutally, horribly, and the war is getting uglier, worse,
more violent and out of control and increasingly controlled by guerrillas and astoundingly effective Shiite radicals and no one
anywhere really knows why we're at war anymore. No one."
— Mark Morford, in The Morning Fix, January 19, 2005
|Is the U.S. going to be a liberating force in the world, or a destabilizing one? In foreign relations Dubya definitely favors 'domination' over 'leadership'.
As Senator Kerry said, what we need is a "regime change" in Washington.
The Arrogant Empire – Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek, March 24, 2003
The coming crisis of American imperialism – Gabriel Ash, YellowTimes.org, March 6, 2002
The Cost of the War in Iraq – the total cost, the cost in your community; in comparison to other programs
Waterboarding – Bush endorses this interrogation technique
These were moved here from the Articles page after Bush left office.
|Global affairs||GULF WARS
Clone of the Attack
|The War on Terror|
Bush Shoots for "Jaws," Delivers "Jaws 2"|
Keith Olbermann, Truthout.org, January 30, 2007
President claimed to stop four terror plots, but where is the evidence?
Decoding Mr. Bush's Denials|
Editorial, The New York Times1, November 15, 2005
To avoid having to account for his administration's misleading statements before the war with Iraq, President Bush has tried denial, saying he did not skew the intelligence. But the reports about Saddam Hussein's weapons were old, some more than 10 years old. Nothing was fresher than about five years, except reports that later proved to be fanciful.
What I Heard about Iraq|
Eliot Weinberger, London Review of Books, February 3, 2005
I heard that the president said to the television evangelist Pat Robertson: "Oh, no, we’re not going to have any casualties."
I heard Tariq Aziz, the Iraqi foreign minister, say: "American soldiers will not be received by flowers. They will be received by bullets."
I heard the prime minister of the Solomon Islands express surprise that his was one of the nations enlisted in the 'coalition of the willing': "I was completely unaware of it."
Dancing the War Away|
Bob Herbert, The New York Times3, January 21, 2005
Incredibly, with more than 1,360 American troops dead and more than 10,000 wounded, and with scores of thousands of Iraqis dead and wounded, the president never once mentioned the word Iraq in his Inaugural Address.
Ho Hum, More War And Death|
Mark Morford, SFGate.com, January 19, 2005
All protests, in the wake of BushCo's nauseating fear-based win last November, have become pale and moot and limp. We are numb and resigned to the steady stream of lie and abuse.
Concern grows that U.S. policy is fueling more, not less, terrorism|
Edward M. Gomez, SFGate.com, September 16, 2004
Policies like Bush's in Iraq, Putin's in Chechnya and Sharon's in the occupied Palestinian territories each seem to be so separately and so stubbornly pursued that they have served only to "radicalize the extremes" and foster more terrorism, with little sense of common purpose.
Because Dubya Said So!|
Mark Morford, SFGate.com, June 23, 2004
"The reason I keep insisting that there was a relationship between Iraq and Saddam and al Qaeda is because there was a relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda."
Addressing Bush's state of disunion|
James Carroll, The Boston Globe1, January 20, 2004
The president set a rigorous standard last year, constructing an apparatus of lies it will be hard to match tonight.
Saving face, losing a war|
Harley Sorensen, SFGate.com, August 25, 2003
"Bring 'em on," the man said. He is not a brave man, but he plays one on television.
Bush's Mis-State-Ment Of The Union Fiasco|
Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post, July 16, 2003
Cherry-picking convenient lies about something as important as nuclear war is bad enough but the administration's attempts to spin the aftershocks have been even worse. They just don't seem to grasp the concept that when you're sending American soldiers to die for something the reasons you give -- all of the reasons -- should be true.
Terror's myriad faces|
Jason Burke, The Observer, May 18, 2003
Al-Qaeda, conceived of as a tight-knit terrorist group with cadres and a capability everywhere, does not exist in that form. Instead, it can only be understood as an ideology, an agenda and a way of seeing the world. The threat will remain and it will grow.
Why The Anti-War Movement Was Right|
Arianna Huffington, CommonDreams.org, April 16, 2003
The whole pretext for our unilateral charge into Iraq was that the American people were in imminent danger from Saddam and his mighty war machine, but as it turns out, far from being on the verge of destroying Western civilization, Saddam and his 21st century Gestapo couldn't even muster a half-hearted defense of their own capital.
The monster of Baghdad is now the hero of Arabia|
Robert Fisk, Independent Newspaper UK, April 1, 2003
This is now a nationalist war against the most obvious kind of imperial power.
Bay of Pigs Meets Black Hawk Down|
Robert Parry, Consortiumnews.com, March 30, 2003
Instead of recognizing their initial errors and rethinking their war strategy, Bush and his team are pressing forward confidently into what looks like a dreamscape of their own propaganda.
Ritter Speaks on War in Iraq|
Scott Ritter, former United Nations chief weapons inspector, speaking at Cornell, March 28, 2003
Ritter stressed that no matter what the U.S. does, it will not win this war.
BushCo Wants You Stupefied|
Mark Morford, SFGate.com, March 28, 2003
Please remain mesmerized by grainy live footage, ignore appalling larger schemes. Thank you.
Things to Come|
Paul Krugman, The New York Times1, March 18, 2003
A British official close to the Bush team says, "Everyone wants to go to Baghdad. Real men want to go to Tehran." In February 2003 Under Secretary of State John Bolton told Israeli officials that after defeating Iraq the United States would "deal with" Iran, Syria and North Korea.
Firm linked to Cheney wins oil-field contract|
Edward Epstein, SF Chronicle, March 8, 2003
There are lots of business opportunities embedded in this war.
Fred Kaplan, MSN Slate Magazine, March 5, 2003
The president is botching the Iraq crisis with his clumsy, naive unilateralism. If the administration lacks the acumen or persuasive power to deal with such familiar institutions as the U.N. Security Council or the established governments of France, Germany, Turkey, Russia, China—even Canada—then how is it going to handle Iraq's feuding opposition groups, Kurdish separatists, and myriad ethno-religious factions, to say nothing of the turbulence throughout the region?
Bush Gives You The Finger|
Mark Morford, SFGate.com, February 21, 2003
Millions worldwide rally against Dubya's oily little war -- not that he gives a damn.
The Will of the World|
Jonathan Schell, The Nation, February 20, 2003
The peoples of the world have examined the case for war against Iraq and rejected it.
The U.S. proves its arrogance, and the world is disgusted|
Mark Morford, SFGate.com, February 7, 2003
There is no real evidence. There is no smoking gun. There isn't even a smoking spit wad. There is only, basically, a smoking middle finger.
The Road Better Not Taken|
Jack Beatty, The Atlantic1, February 5, 2003
A war against Iraq could be the most catastrophic blunder in U.S. history. It will be the first war in our history in which success is as fearful a prospect as failure. When we "win," our troubles will just begin. How we win will determine their gravity.
This looming war isn't about chemical warheads or human rights: it's about oil|
Robert Fisk, Independent Newspaper UK, January 18, 2003
Along with the concern for 'vital interests' in the Gulf, this war was concocted five years ago by oil men such as Dick Cheney.
Time to stop the hawks|
David Harris, SF Chronicle, October 13, 2002
Dec. 7, 1941, was a "date that will live in infamy" because it was a pre-emptive strike. Sept. 11, 2001, is infamous for the same reason. To assault Iraq with no justification other than our perception that it is governed by a bad guy, who seeks the same weapons that we and our allies already possess, is the same kind of act that occurred on both those infamous dates.
"George W. Bush, Principal Agent of Osama bin Laden"|
Immanuel Wallerstein, Binghamton University (SUNY), September 1, 2002
The arrogance of the hawks in the U.S. is amazing. (from Wallerstein's commentaries)
The coming crisis of American imperialism|
Gabriel Ash, YellowTimes.org, March 6, 2002
Like British and French pre-war imperialism, Bush's imperialism is unabashedly and openly nationalistic. "America first" became the motto of foreign policy, as Bush rejected international cooperation, arm-control treaties, the Kyoto protocol, and the very model of using the U.S. military as "world police."
Evil Evildoers Of Evil|
Mark Morford, SFGate.com, October 19, 2001
How to feel calmly patriotic and yet not the slightest bit reassured by Bush & Co.
Fighting Terror at Home: Rough Justice|
Adam Cohen, Time, December 2, 2001 (via Shrubbed!)
Mr. Ashcroft, let's not repeat past mistakes|
Molly Ivins, The Boston Globe1, November 21, 2001
Bush Lies, America Cries|
Mark Morford, SFGate.com, April 22, 2005
If BushCo doesn't like what comes out of their own hobbled agencies and their own funded studies, they do what any good dictatorship does: They annihilate it. Now that's good gummint!
For Bush, science is a dirty word|
Tristram Hunt, Guardian Unlimited, March 22, 2005
In America's right-to-die controversy the facts were not allowed to get in the way of evangelical populism
A Puzzling America|
Roland Merullo, The Boston Globe1, September 20, 2004
And so we lurch toward what promises to be another close election, two Americas enduring a war that seems designed to highlight our differences. Two Americas, standing side by side, and – for reasons that remain a mystery – viewing the same landscape through very different filters.
Mother Nature, The Hate Crime|
Mark Morford, SFGate.com, February 27, 2004
More than 60 world-class scientists agree: BushCo just really, really loathes this planet
Are Parallels To Nazi Germany Crazy?|
Harley Sorensen, SFGate.com, January 26, 2004
With Bush leading all branches of government around by the nose, there's a question whether parliamentary democracy still exists here.
Bush Goes AWOL|
Eric Alterman, The Nation, April 17, 2003
Even though our government now has a "Department of Homeland Security" dedicated to protecting the interests of the country's national security, America remains dangerously unprepared to prevent and respond to a catastrophic terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
The Arrogant Empire|
Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek, March 24, 2003
America’s unprecedented power scares the world, and the Bush administration has only made it worse.
Goering Up to Leave the Country|
Harley Sorensen, SFGate.com, August 19, 2002
Not everyone thinks that America is the land of "superior citizens, superior leadership and superior morality".
War is Just a Racket|
Major General Smedley Butler, USMC, in a speech in 1933
I wouldn't go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.
First Tuesday of Huh?|
Anna Quindlen, The Last Word, Newsweek1, December 24, 2007
Every four years Americans select a president. Given our crazy system, it's a miracle that we manage to seal the deal. We need what she describes in her article as "approval voting."
Left Turn - the political pendulum swings back|
Ted Rall, Boise Weekly, June 13, 2007
Now that they've won acceptance of pre-emptive warfare, torture, elimination of the estate tax, and spying on American citizens, Republicans are fresh out of new ideas.
A Formal Intervention with a Dry Drunk President|
Katherine van Wormer, CommonDreams.org, December 30, 2006
The long-anticipated report of the Iraq Study Group has been likened in some media reports to the classic treatment Intervention provided to drug users and alcoholics who have "hit bottom."
It's Not Bush's Fault!|
Mark Morford, SFGate.com, August 23, 2006
It's so wrong of nasty libs to blame every social ill on Dubya. After all, he means well. Right?
Bush Gropes, Planet Cringes|
Mark Morford, SFGate.com, July 19, 2006
Knead a German chancellor, banter dumbly, reveal global ignorance. It's Dubya abroad! Not only does he scare us, he embarrasses us.
Hiding Incompetency - Secrecy and the Curtain of Oz|
John Graham, COUNTERPUNCH, July 12, 2006
Both President Bush and Vice-President Cheney all but accused the New York Times of treason last month when the Times and two other papers published an account of a secret government program to track bank transfers that might involve terrorist groups. Was their ire justified?
George W. Bush Is Dead To Me|
Mark Morford, SFGate.com, July 7, 2006
The nation cringes as the worst president ever continues long, painful slog to the end.
Was the 2004 Election Stolen?|
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, Rolling Stone, July 1, 2006
Republicans prevented more than 350,000 voters in Ohio from casting ballots or having their votes counted -- enough to have put John Kerry in the White House.
Bush using a little-noticed strategy to alter the balance of power|
Ron Hutcheson and James Kuhnhenn, Knight Ridder Newspapers, January 6, 2006
Bush has slapped his signature on over 500 signing statements (documents that define how a president interprets the laws he signs), reserving his right to disregard the law more times than all former American presidents combined.
Bush, The Spoiled Man-Child|
Mark Morford, SFGate.com, June 3, 2005
What causes the fall of empires? Why, stubborn leaders who speak like toddlers and never admit mistakes.
The Oblivious Right|
Paul Krugman, The New York Times3, April 25, 2005
Since November's election, the victors have managed to be on the wrong side of public opinion on one issue after another: the economy, Social Security privatization, Terri Schiavo, Tom DeLay. By large margins, Americans say that the country is headed in the wrong direction, and Mr. Bush is the least popular second-term president on record.
A Party Inverted|
Bill Bradley, The New York Times3, March 30, 2005
Five months after the presidential election Democrats are still pointing fingers at one another and trying to figure out why Republicans won. Before deciding what Democrats should do now, it's important to see what Republicans have done right over many years.
The Robber Baron's Party|
Thom Hartmann, CommonDreams.org, January 20, 2005
Shall we have a government of, by, and for We, the People? Or shall we be governed by a powerful elite made up of the super-rich, multi-national corporations, and well-paid shills who do their bidding?
The bitter aftertaste|
Brian McGrory, The Boston Globe1, November 5, 2004
How did we reelect a sitting president who inherited a record budget surplus and turned it into a record deficit? How did we reelect a president who waged a war against a nation that never attacked us on pretenses that ended up being indisputably wrong?
The Cheney myth|
Dan Kennedy, The Boston Phoenix, October 22-28, 2004
The veep’s reputation is that of 'the evil genius.' His record at Halliburton, though, reveals him to be nothing more than a corrupt, incompetent hack.
GOP Faces 'Civil War' over Bush's Faith-Based Rule|
Ron Suskind, The New York Times 4, October 17, 2004
This article illustrates how incompetent and out-of-touch with reality Bush is, and how rigid and closed-minded his faith-based presidency is.
Appealing To Our Lizard Brains: Why Bush Is Still Standing|
Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post, October 13, 2004
Thanks to the Bush campaign's unremitting fear-mongering, millions of voters are reacting not with their linear and logical left brain but with their their more emotional right brain.
Love Masochism? Vote BushCo!|
Mark Morford, SFGate.com, September 15, 2004
Could four more brutal years of the Dubya nightmare actually be good for America?
George W. Bush: Presidential or Pathological?|
Arianna Huffington, AlterNet, July 13, 2004
You don’t make it as far as W. has without some psychological defenses of your own – especially when it comes to insulating yourself against your own fears and insecurities.
President Bush: Flip-Flopper-In-Chief|
Center for American Progress, July 7, 2004
From the beginning, George W. Bush has made his own credibility a central issue. But President Bush's serial flip-flopping raises serious questions about whether Congress and foreign leaders can rely on what he says.
All the President's Suckers|
William Saletan, MSN Slate Magazine, April 2, 2004
Flip-flopping is the last stage of trusting Bush. Once you vote with Bush, serve in his cabinet, or spin for him in a classified briefing, you're trapped. If you change your mind, he'll dredge up your friendly vote or testimony and use it to discredit you.
Crimes Against Nature|
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Rolling Stone, December 11, 2003
Bush is sabotaging the laws that have protected America's environment for more than thirty years.
Losing without class|
Harley Sorensen, SFGate.com, August 11, 2003
Whenever there's a winner, there has to be at least one loser. In a competitive society such as ours, learning to lose well is as important as learning to win well.
Like Father, Like Son|
Harley Sorensen, SFGate.com, July 21, 2003
So the elder Bush, who spent most of his adult life plugging away at one political job or another, wants us to believe he doesn't spent much time discussing policy with his son the president? Ha! Ha! And ha!
How Will Bush Deal With the Deficits? Connecting the Dots to Iraq |
Robert Freeman, CommonDreams.org, January 5, 2004
George W. Bush, who inherited a $127 billion fiscal surplus and ran through it in his first year in office, has turned a $5.6 trillion 10 year forecast surplus into a $3+ trillion forecast loss––an almost unimaginable reversal of $9 trillion in only three years.
Which lies matter most to the American public?|
Joan Vennochi, The Boston Globe1, June 17, 2003
Hillary Clinton took $8 million from a book publisher and possibly didn't tell the whole truth about the Lewinsky scandal. George W. Bush took the armed forces of the United States of America, put lives at risk, and shook the world order to wage war against Iraq. Maybe he told the whole truth about why we were going to war and maybe he didn't.
Sacrifice Is for Suckers|
Robert L. Borosage, The Nation, April 10, 2003
Neither the war on Iraq, nor September 11, nor the precipitous decline in the nation's fiscal health has had the slightest effect on the President's overriding priority--cutting taxes, primarily for the "haves and have mores" that he calls "my base."
Budgetary Shock and Awe|
Editorial/Op-Ed, The New York Times1, March 25, 2003
While the American public is transfixed by the unfolding invasion of Iraq, the House and Senate, led by the Bush administration, are about to march under the public's radar screen and lead the country into a decade of budgetary disaster.
How Affirmative Action Helped George W.|
Michael Kinsley, Time, January 21, 2003
The President might ask himself, "Wait a minute. How did I get into Yale?"
Suppose it said 'under Allah'|
Libby Adler, The Boston Globe1, June 30, 2002
Some say it is making a mountain out of a molehill, but others are disturbed by those two words in the pledge.
Is It OK To Hate Bush?|
Mark Morford, SFGate.com, June 6, 2002
The president's carefully orchestrated dumb-guy shtick proves hollow and dubious.
Forgotten, but not gone|
H.W. Brands, The Boston Globe1, December 9, 2001
Liberalism may receive a surprise lift from the shifting winds of war.
Is Bush trying to protect dad?|
Helen Thomas, Hearst Newspapers, November 8, 2001
The handy excuse of "national security" is being used to cover any past, current or future questionable government activities under a new order Bush has signed.
Blinded by Bush's science|
Ellen Goodman, The Boston Globe1, April 8, 2001
Dubya says many policies, some already approved, need more studying before implementation.
None Dare Call It Treason|
Vincent Bugliosi, The Nation, February 5, 2001
The Court majority, after knowingly transforming the votes of 50 million Americans into nothing and throwing out all of the Florida undervotes (around 60,000), actually wrote that their ruling was intended to preserve "the fundamental right" to vote. (This article received the biggest response from The Nation's readers in the 136 year history of the magazine and was the basis for a Bugliosi book, "The Betrayal of America".)
How Bush Took Florida: Mining the Overseas Absentee Vote|
David Barstow and Don Van Natta Jr., The New York Times1, July 15, 2001
The Times study of the Florida balloting reveals some dirty tricks by the Republicans.