Jews for Buchanan: Did You Hear the One About the Theft of the American Presidency?

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New Press, 2001 - History - 226 pages
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A stinging, laugh-inducing look at how George W. Bush stole the 2000 presidential election, in words and pictures. A recent ABC News poll revealed that 35 percent of Americans or close to one hundred million peoplebelieve that President George W. Bush was not legitimately elected. In a wonderfully irreverent grab bag of facts, rumor, idle speculation, and unmitigated rage, Jews for Buchanan revisits the major events and decisions of the 2000 presidential race, and with a jaundiced if twinkling eye, outlines the overwhelming litany of mistakes, conflicts of interest, inappropriate behavior, and political abuse that were on display during this sorry episode in American political history. Drawing on a variety of sources, from the Annenburg Center's comprehensive collection of election-related documents to little-known websites, Jews for Buchanan covers the whole range of issues that don't pass the smell test: the intimidation of black voters; the disproportionate number of older Jewish residents of Florida who recorded votes for Patrick Buchanan; information about Katherine Harris's connections with the Bush campaign; arguments for the recusal of specific Supreme Court justices; communication between Jeb Bush's office and the Bush campaign; and the role of Republican aides in disrupting the recountall adding up to a powerful case that George W. Bush is merely a pretender. Combining quips and quotes with the best editorial cartoons and commentary from the election, Jews for Buchanan will be the ultimate memento of the 2000 election for millions of Americans.

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Nichols is Washington correspondent for The Nation and associate editor of The Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin.

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