The Bush administration is seeking to obtain the authority to delay the November election because of possible terrorist threats. No specifics are given, well, they never are–just words like bad, massive, etc. His administration loves colors too: red, orange! Reminds me of Pavlov’s dogs and bells. Show the color and the nation is supposed to salivate for the Administration to protect us from the mysterious and ever illusive vapor of threat?
Despite the fact that this country held successful elections during the Civil War and World War II, this administration thinks we need to protect our voters from heading to the polls. DeForest Soaries Jr., chairman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, sent a letter to Tom Ridge asking whether the election could be postponed. And according to CNN, The department has referred questions about the matter to the Department of Justice‘s Office of Legal Counsel.
Ridge refers to a potential terrorist attack as an effort to disrupt the democratic process. So what better way to avoid disrupting the democratic process than by postponing the election? Um…
Reminds me of Mike Peter’s political cartoon:
Click here for the Reuters news article.