Politics in New Jersey

Written by Josh Bunton

Politics in New Jersey

Joshua J. Bunton August 16, 2004

Have you been paying attention torepparttar National News lately? No? Then, you haven’t heard about Governor Jim McGreevey.

For those who aren’t familiar withrepparttar 125968 story we’ll begin withrepparttar 125969 beginning.

On Thursday, August 12, 2004, Governor Jim McGreevey held a press conference to announce he was “resigning” effective November 15, 2004.

Accompanied by his wife, Vanessa, Governor Jim McGreevey further announced that he was a “gay American,” and that he had an affair with Golan Cipel.

In an interview with The New York Post on August 14, 2004, Golan Cipel claims that he is a heterosexual and was sexually assaulted byrepparttar 125970 New Jersey governor more than a dozen times.

As concerning as this scandal is,repparttar 125971 mainstream media is applaudingrepparttar 125972 fact that he was “brave” to come out and ignoringrepparttar 125973 more important issues.

There’srepparttar 125974 issue of Golan Cipel (an Israeli national) who Governor Jim McGreevey named as his Homeland Security adviser. Cipel has no security experience. He is a former poet and sailor who once worked as a television news reporter and a spokesman forrepparttar 125975 Israeli Consulate in New York.

Cipel gotrepparttar 125976 job withoutrepparttar 125977 official fanfare that typically accompanies such appointments. Cipel did not undergo a background check. Furthermore, Cipel is not an American citizen, so he could not qualify for a security clearance.

Then there isrepparttar 125978 issue ofrepparttar 125979 governor waiting until November 15, 2004 to resign. The New Jersey GOP has requestedrepparttar 125980 governor to quit immediately as he stated on August 12, 2004.

Anybody but BUSH!

Written by Joshua Bunton

Anybody but BUSH!

Joshua Bunton

August 30, 2004

Yesterday in New York thousands of protestors marched down seventh avenue. And, of course, C-SPAN is covering it like a big news event.

I tookrepparttar time to watch some ofrepparttar 125967 coverage. I expected to find protestors marching for one cause and one cause only to get George W Bush out ofrepparttar 125968 White House.

What did I find instead? What I found was a mixture of people protesting topics from aroundrepparttar 125969 globe.

According torepparttar 125970 “United for Peace website” (organization responsible for August 29, 2004 protests in New York City) their organization will “hold an impassioned, peaceful, and legal march past Madison Square Garden,repparttar 125971 site ofrepparttar 125972 Republican Convention. Whenrepparttar 125973 Republicans descend on New York City with their agenda of war, greed, hate and lies, they will be met by a massive, diverse, peaceful outpouring of dissent, as huge numbers of us join together in a spirit of nonviolence for a legal, permitted march on August 29 to say NO to their destructive and divisive policies.”

What I want to do in this week’s column is examine this organizations claim that President Bush’s policies are based on War, Greed, hate and lies.

Let’s begin withrepparttar 125974 claim that President Bush’s policies are solely based on “war.” Remember President Bush went to war with Afghanistan after Islamic terrorists attacked our country on September 11, 2001.

At which time he said, “The global war on terror will be unlike any other war in our country’s history.” Some fronts ofrepparttar 125975 global war on terror will be visible torepparttar 125976 public and some won’t be.

In response torepparttar 125977 Iraq war President Bush challengedrepparttar 125978 global community throughrepparttar 125979 United Nations to make Saddam Hussein disarm. The United Nations responded with resolution number 1441.

Resolution 1441 clearly stated Saddam must disarm or face serious consequences. George Bush gave Saddam six months to cooperate. Saddam chose not to. Therefore, after twelve years and dozens of resolutions Saddam facedrepparttar 125980 consequences.

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