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    For those of you too young to remember, this is yet another example of why BushCo is orders of magnitude worse than the Nixon. With Nixon, the abuses stemmed from Vietnam in one form or another. In other words, our opposition to the administration was along a single front. Government and the people as a whole were not under attack as with Bush.

    It surprises some to learn that the agencies and laws regarding OSHA and the EPA were created and promulgated under Nixon. The DOJ had none of the shenanigans we associate with hacks like Sampson and Goodling in an attempt to, as fellow Kossacks have so forcefully written, effect a coup by skewing elections using the power of the US Attorneys.

    This is why fighting Bush/Cheney is so draining, so exhausting. There are so many fronts that require our vigilance and resistance. Maybe I'm giving ourselves too much credit. But I think that, without the blogsphere, the coup might have succeeded. So many administration abuses have been ignored by either a Congress that abdicated its oversight responsibilities, or the MSM that turned a blind eye.

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