Granny D Slams Rampant Bribery, Hypocrisy, Conflict of Interest in 2000 Election
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Dear Friend,

It is interesting to me that the same bright senators who think Bill Clinton was wrong to sell pardons don't mind a bit when they themselves sell political policy for campaign donations. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is ready to impeach Mr. Clinton all over again. Senator McConnell takes money from the coal mining and other interests all day long, bends every law in their favor (and against the interests of the people he is supposed to represent), and he worries that Bill Clinton is doing what? I once saw some prostitutes arguing over who had the rights to a particular street corner, and this whole thing somehow reminds me of that scene.

Well here is the law of the land that needs to be enforced by our new law-and-order Attorney General

United States Code, Title 18, Chapter 11, Section 201

"Whoever directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official with intent to influence any official act; Or, being a public official, directly or indirectly, corruptly demands, seeks, receives, accepts, or agrees to receive or accept anything of value personally or for any other person or entity, in return for being influenced in the performance of any official act, shall be fined under this title or not more than three times the monetary equivalent of the thing of value, whichever is greater, or imprisoned for not more than fifteen years, or both, and may be disqualified from holding any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States."

I urge Mr. McConnell and his friends to dust off this law and use it as they will. I hope that, once dusted off, it will be applied against the way they sell themselves to their campaign donors. I insist that Mr. Ashcroft enforce this law all over town.

I hope you will write your local newspapers and make this point. Bribery of public officials is what we are talking about. Let's end this shameful era in our history by ending the special interest funding of political campaigns and by enforcing the bribery laws, state and national.

I hope you will do that.

Yours,

Doris "Granny D" Haddock

Ps. Some of you have joined the Alliance for Democracy since I joined them as an unpaid organizer. Thank you very much, indeed. If you haven't, but would consider doing so, you can get information at

The Alliance for Democracy
681 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Tel (781) 894-1179

or

http://www.thealliancefordemocracy.org

[In this case you happen to already be at the Alliance for Democracy's website and can join by pressing the membership button on left side.]

Thank you again.

I am posting this through Dennis's e-mail account as I am on the road to make some speeches and don't have my own computer handy.

Doris


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