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In our opinion: Kerry right

to drag out election

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President gains insurmountable lead in Ohio;
Bush promises to unite the nation after campaign

By Mike Allen

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dent Bush. his victory party
delayed 12 hours instead of
36 days as it was in 2000.
claimed a broad mandate for
his policies yesterday and de-
clared “a duty to serve all
Americans" and vowed to try
again to become a uniter. not
a divider.

The president‘s promise.
coming after a presidential
campaign that will be re-
membered for both candi-
dates‘ blistering rhetoric and
advertising, echoed a decla-
ration he made after the
Florida recount battle of four
years ago. when he said in
the chamber of the Texas
House of Representatives
that he “was not elected to
serve one party. but to serve
one nation."

Yesterday's emotional cel-
ebration at the Ronald Rea-
gan Building marked a tri-
umphal ending to a roller-
coaster week. Bush had
looked sluggish in surveys
before Election Day and was
down sharply in exit polls
taken while polls were open.
yet he won both the popular
and the electoral votes
racking up more of the for-
mer than any presidential
candidate in history

The party was a rare joint
appearance for Bush and
Vice President Dick Cheney.
and they were surrounded
onstage by their families
including Cheney‘s daughter
Mary and her partner.
Heather Poe. who had rarely
appeared together during the

Karen Hughes. a longtime
aide. waved a flag as if it
were her first rally. Bush in-
troduced senior adviser Karl
Rove as “the architect."

It was the second try at a
celebration. With most revel-
ers gone and others asleep on
the Reagan Buildings marble
floors as dawn neared
Wednesday. Bush‘s plans to
claim victory in the race were
postponed after Sen. John
Kerry refused to concede.

Bush spent election night
watching returns in the fami-
ly quarters of the White
House. shuttling from sitting
rooms filled with guests and
family to a war room that
Rove had built in the Old
Family Dining Room.

Republican officials said
Bush and some aides. seared
by the experience of 2000.
wanted to claim victory with-
out waiting for Kerry after
the combined calls by vari-
ous networks gave them
more than the required 270
electoral votes.

But others involved in the
discussions pointed out that
this time they were headed
toward a clear win. and that
no one could take it from
them. In the view of these
advisers. Bush could choose
to be gracious. He wound up
delaying his appearance
from late morning to 3 pm.
to allow Kerry a chance to
speak first.

White House officials said
they had no contact with the
Kerry campaign on election
night. and Kerry's aides an-
nounced at 2:44 am. that
they would have no further
statements until morning.

Bush. who is usually in

Freshmen spark
Cats in exhibition

By Ben Roberts
in: xrnrucrr arena

Trailing the Northern
Kentucky Norse 20-12 mid
way through the first half.
UK head coach Tubby Smith
decided it was time for a
fresh approach.

Smith pulled his veteran
starters front the court and
watched as the nation's No.
l-ranked recruiting class got
UK. and the Rupp Arena
crowd. back in the game.

Freshman guard Ramel
Bradley started a 15%) run
with a blocked shot in the
lane. setting the tone for the
smothering defense the new-
comers would force on NKU
for the next four and a half
minutes. Freshman center
Randolph Morris added

three blocks and freshman
guard Rajon Rondo was 6-
for-ti from the free throw litre
before the UK freshmen re-
turned to the bench.

.lunior guard Kelenna
Azubuike scored seven of
his team-high 26 points to
finish the run and put the
Cats on the their way to a 91-
73 exhibition victory

Azubuike filled the void
left behind by the departure
of Erik Daniels and Gerald
Fitch by shooting ll-for-ll
from the field.

Senior forward (‘huck
Hayes said UK would need
Azubuike‘s offense as it
faced tougher competition

“We started off slow."
Hayes said. “Brit Kelenna got

See Cats on page 3

bed by 10 pm. but stayed up
till 5 am, had spent the
night huddling with Rove
and other members of his
staff to try to determine
when he could make a solid
case that he’d won 270 elec-
toral votes.

Rove and White House
communications director Dan
Bartlett angrily pushed televi-
sion networks to declare Bush
the winner. Some networks
had called Ohio for him. and
others said he had won Neva-
da. The combination of the
two would put him over 270.
but no network had declared
Bush the winner.

So at 5:39 am. with only
about 100 people left at the
Republican celebration.
White House chief of staff
Andrew Card went to the ros-
trum to declare that Bush
“has won the state of Ohio”
and that his “margin is sta~
tistically insurmountable."

But Card said the presi-
dent “has decided to give
Senator Kerry the respect of
more time to reflect on the
results of this election."

Kerry called Bush at 11:02
am. and the president‘s
aides said he took a seat at
his Oval Office desk for the
conversation. which lasted
three or four minutes. Ac-
cording to the White House.
Bush told Kerry: “1 think you
were an admirable. worthy
opponent. You waged one
tough campaign. I hope you
are proud of the effort you
put in. You should be." Bush
told aides afterward that Ker-
ry was “very gracious." aides

See Election on page Z


mun [STAFF

Senior forward Chuck Hayes (44) and freshman center Randolph Morris
defend NKU forward Derek Smith in the second half of UK's 91~73 wrn
over the Norse in last night's exhibition game in Rupp Arena.

Turnout up in campus precincts

By Dariush Shaia

"it was much busier."

said Kitty

Students agreed that voting was

mt «ruiucrv'irrrmti

Though voter turnout in Fayette
County overall did not change since
the 2000 presidential election, voter
turnout in campus-area precincts in-
creased overall in the 2004 election.

In Fayette (‘ounty in 2000. voter
turnout was 71 percent and remained
the same in 2001.

Out of nine campus-area precincts.
only two of them Woodland and Sev-
en Parks had a decrease in percent-
age of registered voters who came to
the polls. and turnout in those
precincts decreased less than one per-

The other seven showed increases
from 2 percent at Bunker to 22 percent
at Towers.

Ware. Fayette (‘ounty's election coordi-
nator “There was a large turnout. l’eor
ple were much more excited."

Though the polls had a higher
turnout from last year. Ware said that
it didn‘t result in too much trouble for
the voters.

“At points during the day the wait
was. at most. about an hour and a half.
worst case scenario." she said.

While there were difficulties
throughout the country at polling
places. difficulties were nonexistent in
Lexington. Ware said.

“The election itself went very
smoothly." she said. “We were very
busy We got a lot of phone calls asking
directions to polling places

“It was a good experience for voters
in Fayette County." she said

largely trouble~free

“It was pretty easy." said first-year
dental student Mike Bauman. who vot-
ed at the Waverly precinct at Man
()‘War Boulevard and Harrodsburg
Road. “(The wait) was a half hour.
That was at lunch time. so it wasn't too

Leigh Marcum. an arts administra-
tion senior. sent her vote home to lndi~
anapolis on an absentee ballot.

"This is the first time i ever voted."
she said. adding that she didn‘t think
absentee voting saved her any difficul-
ties compared to voting in a polling

Political science professor Ernie
Yanarella went to the polls and had a
similar experience at the

See Turnout on page 2


Above: President Bush and First
Lady Laura Bush wave to support-
ers yesterday at the Ronald Rea-
gan Building in Washington, D.C.
Bush won the state of Ohio, giving
him enough electoral votes to win
a second term.

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Left: Democratic presidential can-
didate Sen. John Kerry (right)
bows his head while his running
mate. Sen. John Edwards, prepares
to introduce him during their con-
cession speech in Boston yester~

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; 56 will vote for changes
I j to referendum process





By Tricra McKenny
M comm KERNEl

Student (kryernment will
vote next Wixlnusday on a consti-
tutional amendment changing
the way retetcnduirts are corr-

Tire propr ised t‘tillSilillilUnlll
amendment. the “Student Gov
ernrnent Initiative and Reteieri
dum Act." calls for major
changes to Article \'11. awaiting
rteferenda and initiatives placid
on student lnllr its.

if the proposed :mrendmcnt.
which received a majority ap
proval in its first reading (Rt ‘17.
rcceives another irraiority vote
Nov It i. it will set up new ground

rules r‘egarrliru: the placement of

refemnda and initiatives on the

The art states its intent is to
”trunnion that the Student Body
retains sovereignty owr its Stu
dent (krycrnment and the right
to alter the laws by which it is
governed. and to (‘Stalillsll its
opinion on certain issriis.”

The proposal «runes after a
referendum placed on the ballot
last April received criticism for
being unclear and for being pro
used too close to the voting day

The amendment calls for ini-
tiatives and referenda to he bind
ing as long as they are approved
by a majority of voting students

If it is passed. an approved
initiative or referendum will take
effect 48 hours after the vote is d-

If an initiative is amoved. it
will be considered law. While a
referendum will be considered
the same as a resolution primed
by $1.

All initiatives or referenda
approved in a student vote will
go into effect; the amendment al-

lows SC. to amend any initiative
after it has been enacted for 60

SG Senate President Brae
phus Kaalund said this pmvision
was rimsuy in case a good ini~
native is passed but becomes
technically unworkable. SG will
be able to amend or revoke the

Vihile possible. it is unlikely
SG would ever overturn an ini-
tiatiw once students approved it.
but S(‘. may clarify it to make it
workable. Kaalund said.

"As a general rule. senators
muldn‘t say they are represent-
irrg students if they totally do
away with an issue students have
approved" he said.

The proposed amendment
wrll also require any possible ini~
tiative or referr'ndum to be filed
with the Board of Elmtions no
later than two full weeks before
the election and include an “ex
planation of intent" clarifying
the purmse of the initiative or
referendum that will be placed
on the ballot with the issue.

Under the amendment. any
student may place a referendum
or initiative on the ballot if it
meets the requirements and is
accompanied by a petition with
1.0m student signatures that can
be verified.

No more than two initiatives
and two referenda m be placed
on the ballot. so only thefirst two
of each submitted will be played
on the ballot

Last night the SG Operands
and Evaluations committee ap
proved the statute to go on to a
full Senate vote next Wednesmgr

If approved by a majority
vote. the amentbnert will be
come part of the SG minimum




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Students gathered in the Student Center to watch Sen. John Kerry' 5 concession speech yesterday.


Continued from page 1

Beaumont/ Colony dual precinct off Harrix‘lsburg

“Long lines." he said. "My impression was
that there was a larger-than-usual wait."

Yanarella said waits for the Beaumont lines
were about 20 minutes. while lines for Colony
ran about 30 to 45 minutes long. He said he was
not surprised by the reports that some people
had to wait over an hour.

“I wouldn't be surprised. This was an unusu-
ally large turnout." he said. “I think both the na-
tional races and the state and local races
sparked a considerable amount of interest.“

Yanarella said he was pleased to see the
surge in young voters on campus.

“If youthful voters don't weigh in. older
politicians will make the decisions." he said. “I
think what should have been on their minds is
the extent to which their votes had an effect on
their future."

Yanarella also said he hopes this isn't the
only time younger voters make their mark at the
polling booths.

"I'm certainly hopeful." he said. “By show-
ing up at the polls. they can have a discernible

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Selected police reports from
Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

Oct. 26: Harassment in progress reported
in Parking Structure No. 4 at 3:38 am.
Oct. 26: Theft reported at Ericson Hall at
11:06 am.

Oct. 26: Theft reported at Cooperstown
Apt. F at 12:04 pm.

Oct. 26: Fraudulent use of a credit card
reported at Haggin Hall at 1:15 pm.

Oct. 26: Bomb threat reported at
Lexington Community College at 1:51 pm.
Oct. 26: Assault reported at 434 Complex
Drive at 9:26 pm.

Oct. 27: Theft of a wallet reported at 175
Library Drive at 12:23 pm.

Oct. 29: Bomb threat reported at Parking
Structure No. 2 at 11:12 pm.

Oct. 29: Theft of a bike reported at Haggin
Hall at 12:59 pm.

Oct. 29: Theft of a bike reported at the
Kentucky Clinic at 1:31 pm.

Oct. 29: Criminal mischief reported at the
Grehan Building 3:07 pm.

Oct. 29: Theft of a wheelchair reported at

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parking lot at 9:35 am.

Oct. 30: Criminal mischief reported at Phi
Gamma Delta house at 12:51 pm.

Oct. 31: Receiving stolen property reported
at 1101 Veterans Drive at 1:41 am.

Oct. 31: Criminal mischief reported in
Parking Structure No.4 at 9:54 pm.

Nov. 1: Theft reported at Anderson Hall at
11:02 am.

Nov. 1: Theft reported at K-Iot at 8:18 pm.
Nov. 2: Criminal mischief reported at
Markey Cancer Center at 6:50 am.

Nov. 2: Theft reported at 550 S. Limestone
St. at 12:58pm.

Nov. 2. Theft reported at UK Chandler
Medical Center at 2:23 pm.

Nov. 2. Theft of three wheelchairs report-
ed at the Kentucky Clinic at 2:56 pm.

The Bush-Cheney campaign summoned sup
poners to the drHiver celebration by e-mail.

“We had a long night. and a historic night."
Bush said when he finally took the stage. which fea
tuted a backdrop that simul ited a fake confetti
shower. Because we have (lUllt the hard work we
are entering a season of hope.“

Bush vowed that in his second term. he will
reach out to Democrats in pursuing an agenda con
sisting of fighting terrorism. strengthening the
economy. overhauling the tax code. adding private
accounts to Social Security and upholding ‘our
deepest values of family and faith."

"Reaching these goals will require the broad
support of Americans." Bush told flag-waving staff
members and supporters in the atrium of the Rea-
gan Building. ”So today I want to speak to every
person who voted for my opponent: To make this
nation stronger and better 1 will need your sup-
port. and 1 will work to earn it. I will do all 1 can
do to deserve your trust A new term is a new op
portunity to reach out to the whole nation.”


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in there and knocked down
some shots. We definitely need
him to do that this season."

Hayes. UK's only senior
starter. scored 15 points and
grabbed a team—high six re-
bounds in 22 minutes of play.

With the loss of five se-
niors from last season Smith
said he would look to Hayes
and Azubuike for leadership.

“With Chuck and Kelenna
they’re going to be our go-to
guys.” he said. “I expect them
to step up and play well.“

In his first game in a Wild-
cat uniform, Rondo led the
highly touted freshman class
with 16 points, five assists.
four rebounds and six steals.

Rondo said Smith had em-
phasized defense leading up
to the game.

“’He 5 been drilling de-
fense into us. that’s what Ken-
tucky basketball is all about,“
he said. “We were trying to
turn it up defensively. They
were close so we were trying
to blow it up."

For much of the second
half. Rondo was given the as-
signment of guarding NKU
point guard Mike Kelsey.

Kelsey kept the Norse in
the game early, scoring 18 of
his gamehigh 27 points in the
first half. He finished seven-
for—lO from behind the 3-point
line. but struggled when
matched up against Rondo.
NKU committed 17 of its 26
turnovers after halftime.

Smith pointed to Rondo 3
defense as the key to shutting
down NKU in the second half

Krystal Ball

“He may be the best we
have (defensivelyl' Smith
said His guy never could go
by him He didn't have to
gamble because he was al
ways in position."

Junior guards Ravi Moss
and Patrick Sparks joined
Hayes, Azubuike and Morris
in UK's starting lineup. Smith
has said he is not set on a
starting five yet. and that UK
fans could expect several dif-
ferent rotations.

Smith said his players. es-
pecially the freshmen. have a
lot to work on before next
Tuesday’s exhibition against
Kentucky Wesleyan.

“This will be a great
teaching tool for us," he said.
“This gives us a real good
gauge to look at some things.
We have a lot of areas to im-
prove on."


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Freshman guard Rajon Rondo drives for a layup last night against the
Norse. Rondo had 15 points, five assists, four rebounds and six steals in

his first game as a Wildcat.

Staff picks for the weekend of

Nov. 11, 2004

Leslie Wilhite (47-16)

last week: 4-3

Georgia 30, UK 3

Virginia Tech 20, N. Carolina 17
Tennessee 24, Notre Dame 14
Purdue 20, Iowa 13

Boston College 17, Rutgers 10
Oklahoma 33, Texas A&M 24

Ohio St. 17, Michigan St. 14

Ben Roberts (45-18)

last week: 7-0

Georgia 49, UK 3

Virginia Tech 31, N. Carolina 7
Tennessee 17, Notre Dame 14
Purdue 37, Iowa 31

Boston College 28, Rutgers 14
Texas MM 27, Oklahoma 24
Michigan St. 14, Ohio St. 12

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Sara Cunningham (45-18)

last week: 5-2

Georgia 23, UK 16

Virginia Tech 17, N. Carolina 10
Tennessee 41, Notre Dame 16
Iowa 20, Purdue 13

Boston College 29, Rutgers 7
Texas A&M 31, Oklahoma 21

Michigan St. 30, Ohio St. 20

Derek Poore (45-18)

last week: 5-2

Georgia 55, UK 3

Virginia Tech 21, N. Carolina 10
Tennessee 28. Notre Dame 17
Iowa 16, Purdue 10

Boston College 38. Rutgers 17
Oklahoma 24, Texas A&M 13

Ohio St. 16, Michigan St. 14

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last week: 4-3

Georgia 35, UK 0

Virginia Tech 38, N. Carolina 35
Tennessee 21, Notre Dame 17
Purdue 20, Iowa 14

Boston College 24, Rutgers 21
Oklahoma 18, Texas A&M 14

Michigan St. 28, Ohio St. 21

Steve Ivey 142-21)

last week: 43

Georgia 63, UK 7

Virginia Tech 24, N. Carolina 21
Tennessee 31, Notre Dame 18
Purdue 28, Iowa 17

Boston College 27, Rutgers 24
Oklahoma 35, Texas 118M 31
Michigan St. 30, Ohio St. 29

Josh Sullivan 142-211

last week: 4-3

Georgia 60, UK

Virginia Tech 17, N. Carolina 3
Tennessee 28, Notre Dame 17
Purdue 27, Iowa 24

Boston College 17, Rutgers 10
Oklahoma 21, Texas A&M 17

Michigan St. 27, Ohio St. 10

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last week: 3-4

Southern Cal 38, Oregon St. 3
Virginia Tech 33, N. Carolina 28
Tennessee 17, Notre Dame 13
Purdue 21. Iowa 17

Boston College 24, Rutgers 15
Oklahoma 28, Texas A&M 20

Ohio St. 3, Michigan St. 2

Lindsey Keith (40-23)

last week: 6-1

Georgia 48, UK 7

Virginia Tech 28, N. Carolina 24
Tennessee 24, Notre Dame 17
Iowa 34, Purdue 31

Boston College 17, Rutgers 14
Oklahoma 47, Texas A&M 34

Ohio St. 37, Michigan St. 31

Adam Sichko (32-31)

last week: 3-4

Georgia 56, UK 10

Virginia Tech 27, N. Carolina 20
Tennessee 28, Notre Dame 20
Iowa 14, Purdue 13

Boston College 35, Rutgers 24
Oklahoma 42. Texas A&M 21
Ohio St. 24, Michigan St. 7


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Fast resolution gOOd for electoral system

When most Americans went to bed
Tuesday night. there was no indication
the presidential election would be decided
anytime soon.

Those who managed to brave a late
night were inclined to believe the worst 7
another 2000. the only difference being the
setting of Ohio instead of Florida.

Word was given that planes full of
lawyers were departing from Logan Inter
national Airport in Boston and
thoughts of “here we go again" were prob
ably running rampant throughout the

In an act of class and respect for the
electoral system. Sen. John Kerry conced~
ed the election yesterday and called Presi-
dent Bush to congratulate him.

The circumstances surrounding this
election were different than in 2000.

Instead of a 537-vote difference in

Florida and the winner finishing second
in the popular vote. the margin of Bush's
victory in Ohio was more than 136.000
votes, and he won the
popular vote by 3 per- ""’
centage points.

“Even when all the
provisional ballots are
counted. which they
will be. there won't be
enough outstanding
votes for us to be able to
win Ohio. And therefore
we cannot win this elec-
tion.“ Kerry said at his
concession speech in

Kerry's quick con-
cession and conciliatory
actions were noble and statesmanlike ges~

Kerry's swift concession
may have preserved
voter confidence in

the legitimacy of
America's electoral system.

He could have easily dragged the coun-
try through another painful round of liti-
gation. which would have only ended in

If some Americans
believe Al Gore's action
calling for selective re
counts in 2000 was ratio-
nal. most will agree that
his behavior after the
fact was childish.

And opting to settle
the election in the
courts undermines the
electoral function of the

For his part. Presi»
dent Bush promised to
govern with all Ameri-
cans in mind.

“With that trust comes a duty to serve

all Americans. and I will do my best to ful-
fill that duty every day as your president."
he said.

After seeing the country deeply divid-
ed in a campaign that presented some of
the starkest contrasts in recent history,
Americans must come to some sort of
consensus if elected officials are going to
get anything done.

That doesn't mean there‘s no room for
disagreement both sides are going to
continue to fight for what they believe. as
indicated by Sen. John Edwards and Vice
President Dick Cheney in their speeches

Hopefully Kerry‘s graceful actions set
the stage for a better political season this

But Americans will have to wait and
see how the president and Congress
choose to govern.









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Columnist’s forecast for Bush's second term

One day after Bush has re-won
the presidential election. and I'm
feeling somewhat cool.

All personal po-
litical favoritism
aside. I was certain
Bush would win
Ohio and Florida
comfortably and
that‘s happened.

I also called New
Mexico and Iowa for
Bush. and at press
time it looked like
both states were
leaning toward the

Along with that.
the fears of lawyer invasions and
further Florida recounts turned out
to amount to nothing.

Thank God no griping. barely-los
ing candidate will insrst on a re-
count and paralyze the nation as a
certain someone did four years ago
at about this time.

For that we have to credit Sen.
Kerry's gracious concession yester-
day and. oh yes. a more decisive
Bush victory that made the possibili-
ty of demanding repeated state re-
counts even sillier.

It's too bad none of my previous
predictions were in print. But this
series of forecasts for the next Bush
term will be » and of course. some
of them will be somewhat “off the
wall." because if some of them nev-
er actually come true. I can always
say I was only being satirical

° First up. no more of this “Bush
stole the election" garbage. While of
course the president won the last
real recount in early 2001. this year
it‘s easier: he won by more than 3
percentage points in the popular
vote and by at least 30 electoral

That leaves Bushvhaters with
about 75 percent fewer arguments
for their views than last week.

‘ Next is George Soros. the Euro-
pean billionaire who‘s channeled


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tons of his funds right through all-
new campaign finance law loopholes
in an attempt to defeat Bush.

Last week Soros claimed that if it
turns out he spent all that money for
nothing. he would go hide out in a
monastery and reflect about humani-
ty. Well. my wheels are turning. and
it's time for him to go.

' Not only that. but this bad so-
cialist sycophant with a worse Sa»
tanic psychosis has actually admit
ted he'd like to be God. Perhaps in
this monastery he‘ll finally figure
out the truth: that he really is (iod.

After that he'll emerge from
seclusion. performing great miracu-
lous signs and wonders. ready to
control the world and digitally brand
his disciples on their foreheads or
hands with the numerals 666.

(I wouldn't mind at all if you
helped me start that rumor by for-
warding this in e-mail form to all
your friends?)

' The same with someone named
Alec Baldwin it's time for him to
go and ponder humanity, In 2000 this
person swore he would leave the
country if Bush won.

Instead. it turned out he thought
it would be better if he stayed here
and moaned cognitively about his
hatred. Now it's time for him to
leave and take up residence in Paris
or something

' The same with Michael Moore.
who's been strangely silent these
past couple of days. I‘d love to see a
documentary on French cheeses
right abbut now.

' Wackos in the House and Senate
will expand efforts to impeach Presi
dent Bush,

The charges would be based on
the following outrageous Bush
“lies": "I'm a compassionate conser
vative." “We will win the war on for
ror." “Freedom is God's gift to th-
world." “Isn't Laura a great first
lady?" “Nukeu-lar" and so on

' Hillary will immediately restart
the Clinton reinvention engine in

an effort to run for president in 2008.
Everybody. get in your house and un-
der the bed.

° By the end of Bush's second
term. NASA will have put at least
one new probe on the surface of the
moon. the first of many steps back
into space that Bush announced last

Yes. the Kerry campaign kept actr
ing as if Bush was so scientifically
backward that he‘d apply bloodsuck-
ing leeches to cancer patients.

But no one ever said anything
about Bush's space vision. anti no
one's reported about how much of
the Science (leek vote Bush has gar
nered as a result of his January an-

' By the way. perhaps Baldwin.
Michael Moore. and noted dignitary
Sean Penn could become the new
first humans on the moon. We could
even give them space suits.

' The military draft woii't hap-
pen. I about kicked myself after my
last column because I accidentally
didn't include the draft lie.

It didn't matter. because evident-
ly very few draft-age people voted
this time anyway. But Bu