Monday, March 20, 2006

John Sweeney - Bush Enabler

With congressional elections coming up in November, try to keep in mind that our congressman, John Sweeney (R-NY 20) does not believe in democracy. He is the guy responsible for the "Brooks Brothers Riot" that shut down the 2000 Presidential election vote recount in Miami. Mr. Sweeney must believe that every vote does not count.

On Nov. 22, 2000, after learning that the Miami canvassing board was starting an examination of 10,750 disputed ballots that had previously not been counted, Rep. John Sweeney, a New York Republican, called on Republican troops to “shut it down,” according to Down and Dirty. Brendan Quinn, executive director of the New York GOP, told about two dozen Republican operatives to storm the room on the 19th floor where the canvassing board was meeting, Tapper reported.

In fact, Republicans brag about what Sweeney did in Miami. Of course they put their own 'spin' on what happened.

The Irish American Republicans played the critical role as leaders of President Bush's 2000 Florida Recount Team. Our Board was entrusted with running the GOP floor effort during the crucial Miami Recount, and lead the misnamed "Brooks Brothers Riot" that ended the Gore campaign's efforts to count selected ballots in secret, away from the media.

You have to ask yourself if this is the kind of person we want representing the North Country in the US House of Representatives. People in the North Country are better than that.

Keep track of past and current Sweeney goings on here and here.

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