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At 06:01 PM 7/30/04 -0500, Jeffery Smith wrote: >Ah, truth in advertising, but it could hurt sales. You're voting for >Nader? ;-) > >>This rubbish will never pollute any of MY cameras! > Jeffrey Unlike Ralph Nader, I AM honest. I will vote Libertarian, as I generally do when my vote can be a safe protest vote. If Virginia seems a posible Kerry victory (quite unlikely at this point), I will vote for Bush, of course, merely to save the nation. John Scary scares me. He is proof that a rich background can propel even a dishonest and incompetent moron into public notice, while Bush's saga only proves that anyone can be President. For the youngsters on the List, the old saw was that "Franklin Roosevelt proved that you could be President forever, Truman proved that anyone could be President, and Eisenhower proved that you don't actually need a President." From my anarchist stance, I will state that, yes, this nation needs a completely non-interventionist President but we've not been blessed with such since that finest of US Presidents, Calvin Coolidge, who knew what the office required and did exactly that much and no more -- Coolidge went fly-fishing in South Dakota every summer of his Presidency, taking off six weeks to live in a cabin in the back of the beyond. He took his family and his Secretary of State and his family along. Once a week they rode a Model T over rough trails for about six hours to the nearest telegraph office, where they would spend several hours handling federal business, and would then return to their fishing. Now that is an executive with a fine handle on the requirements of his position. We have not had his like since then, to the detriment of our nation. Marc Marc email@example.com FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!