There are just too many lies, broken promises, and flip-flops to keep track of.
JFK's campaign MUST, IMO, approach this in a systematic fashion. They should have an "Outrage of the Day" M-F, with widespread press releases, letters-to-the-editor ready to go (like Bush has here:
discussed here: http://billmon.org/archives/001106.html )
Hammer Hammer Hammer!! Here is my letter today:
So, Martha Stewart has been found guilty and most likely will go to jail. She sold $228,000 worth of ImClone stock before the price plummeted based on insider information and was convicted on obstruction charges. But what I would like to know is, why are the rules not the same for everyone?
In 1990 George W. Bush dumped $848,000 worth of Harken Energy Corp. stock before the price plummeted. Bush, as a Harken board member and a member of the well-informed Harken Audit Committee, surely had insider information about the oil company's financial woes.
If Bush didn't think his sale would be considered suspicious, why did he wait eight months to notify the SEC about the trade and then uncharacteristically leave the notification undated?
He said the timing of his sale of stock before the price plummeted was purely 'coincidental.'
Lucky for Bush, his father was president at the time, the head of the SEC was his father's appointee and former vice presidential counsel, and the SEC's general counsel was Bush's personal lawyer in his sale of the Texas Rangers. Why is it that Bush seemed to get away with something much worse than Martha Stewart's crime?