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  •  Anthrax attacks on Daschle and Leahy (5+ / 0-)

    and NBC and some other media outlets.
    It was weird that they only targeted liberals.
    People need to be reminded of this fact.

    •  I thought the NY Post (1+ / 0-)
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      and the National Enquirer also received letters.  In addition to a handful of (apparently random) regular citizens.  Am I mis-remembering?

    •  Daschle, Leahy could have stopped the P-Act but.. (6+ / 0-)

      Daschle and Leahy were the two Democrats with the power and desire to stop the Patriot Act that was being pushed overnight, almost unread.  It was they that were attacked and their offices that were contaminated and shut down for weeks.  In the meantime, the Patriot act sails on through.

      Thom Hartman points this out all the time:

      He [Gonzales] also wrote a Presidential Order saying that terror suspects could be tried by secret military tribunals and sentenced to death, and enthusiastically pushed for passage of the USA PATRIOT Act just as Democratic Senate Leader Tom Daschle and Democratic Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy - the two men in the Senate who could have shot down the PATRIOT Act - were receiving anthrax in the mail. Today, as Attorney General, the investigation of that terrorist incident is entirely in his hands.

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