Tuesday, October 26, 2004


Reading other people's mail

GeorgeWBush.org, which is the antithesis of GeorgeWBush.com, has scored quite a coup. It seems their mail server has a mailbox for collecting any mail that comes to GeorgeWBush.org without a known addressee. For instance, if you were to write me at HandyFuse@georgewbush.org, the message would go right through. I, of course, wouldn't get it.

As you know, a lot of Republicans can't tell their .orgs from their .coms, so there have been quite a few messages landing in the GeorgeWBush.org mail server. GeorgeWBush.org has kindly made them available to the rest of us.

I'll just share a few of my favorites—

Delusions of grandeur

This email is to Matt Dowd, Republican pollster, strategist and talking head.

Dowd is being solicited to appear at the treasonous AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) that was so supportive, if not causative, of the attack on Iraq.

Ralph Reed, of course, is the former head of the Christian Coalitian, who more recently has been caught scamming Native Americans.

Stuart Stevens is described on the NewsHour as a media analyst and author of "The Big Enchilada." (Enchilada is Spanish for "dick," in this case.)

From: Rob Bassin [mailto:rbassin@aipac.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 10:22 AM
To: mdowd@georgewbush.org; MDowd@rnchq.org
Subject: AIPAC Event at the Convention


I wanted to check in and see if your schedule was going to permit you to be part of our program on Monday morning, August 30, up in New York. It would be great if you could be part of the panel. Ralph Reed and Stuart Stevens have already confirmed...you would complete the triumverate....



Robert H. Bassin

I just love the word "triumverate."

Concerning the 2008 election

I don't know who these people are. Don't want to know. The "Evelyn" mentioned is a volunteer recruiter and apparently quite a slacker. But the group seems to have had a clear-eyed assessment of where the Bush campaign is heading.

From: Mary Jane Aurdal [mailto:czarina@whidbey.com]
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 2:02 PM
To: dullain Ehrlich [mailto:dullainehrlich@wsrp.org]; 'Donald Povia' [mailto:dpovia@georgewbush.com]; Jon Seaton [mailto:jseaton@georgewbush.org]; 'Peter Abbarno' [mailto:peterabbarno@wsrp.org]
Cc: kathryn@jenniferdunn.org
Subject: Re: Volunteer Recruitment

Hey, Dullain, you gotta admit that when we start a campaign to oust Kerry and elect a Republican President in 2008, Evelyn will have all her homework done ....

How to make a fruitcake with nuts

Then you have your Florida-style Republicans, who—unlike Rush Limbaugh—appear not to be taking their medication. When they have too much money to be locked up, the Republicans put them in a leadership position. Bill Bunting is chairman of the Pasco County Republicans, delegate to the Repug Convention and gun nut. Here's a mention of him by the NRA in August of '99.

A proposed three day waiting period in Pasco County, Fla., was soundly defeated Tuesday by a vote of 5-0. Illustrating the effectiveness of determined grassroots efforts, Bill Bunting and other members of the Second Amendment Republican Club of Pasco County joined with fellow NRA members and gun owners to pack Tuesday's meeting, leading the Pasco County Commissioners to unanimously scrap the proposed local waiting period. To learn more about the Second Amendment Republican Club of Pasco County, or to become more involved in the fight to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners, please contact Bill Bunting at (727) 862-1063.

Karen Unger was Jeb Bush's campaign manager in the 2002 election. Alan Levine is Jeb Bush's Health Policy Advisor!

From: Karen Unger [mailto:karen@jeb.org]
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 9:31 PM
To: 'Alan Levine' [mailto:levine@jeb.org]
Cc: 'Jeb Bush' [mailto:jeb@jeb.org]; bdoster@georgewbush.org
Subject: RE:

Oh yeah. Bill can be a bit nutty. Brettler, are you familiar with what's going on down there? Do you know what Bill is talking about?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan Levine [mailto:levine@jeb.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 9:36 PM
> To: Karen Unger [mailto:karen@jeb.org]
> Cc: Jeb Bush [mailto:jeb@jeb.org]; bdoster@georgewbush.org

> karen,
> today i was in pasco county with the LG [Lieutenant-Governor]. while there, bill bunting pulled me and the LG aside
> and told us that he was going after rep. anderson because anderson would not drop mail for the
> president. I don't know what is going on, but bill is capable of sometimes being fairly extreme,
> and it worries me that he may do something that draws attention. it may be worthy of someone
> talking to him...
> alan

Talk to him!? Maybe with a taser in hand.

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