The Right Coast

August 26, 2004
By Mike Rappaport

According to the New York Times:

President Bush, responding to criticism that he should act against groups attacking John Kerry's war record, will pursue legal action against all "shadowy" outside groups on both sides of the campaign's fence that use unregulated funds to finance political advertising, the White House announced today.

"The president said he wanted to work together to pursue court action to shut down all the ads and activity by these shadowy 527 groups," the chief White House spokesman, Scott McClellan, told reporters aboard Air Force One. "If the court action doesn't work, then he would be willing to pursue legislative action and work with Senator McCain on that."
I am sorry, but Bush is not making it easy to support him. I don't trust Kerry to fight terror, so I will vote for Bush. But Bush is making me have to hold my nose tighter and tighter in order to cast the ballot for him.

Compare Bush to Ronald Reagan, whose veto of the Fairness Doctrine did so much to promote the new media and media diversity. Bush signed McCain Feingold and now he is attempting to try to stop speech by unorganized interests. It is just outrageous.