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January 10, 2004

A Real Downer At The USDA

A Real Downer At The USDA
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By Michael Shaw If nothing else, Ann Veneman deserves recognition just for the ability she’s demonstrated to roam free as a buckaroo through the back plains of the Bush Administration. While cow bosses like Cheney, Ashcroft and Rumsfeld are well known for branding enemies and prodding their agenda, Veneman has been virtually invisible as she’s lead agricultural and

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January 8, 2004

Dean Commercial #3: Treading Your Own Way

Dean Commercial #3: Treading Your Own Way
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By Michael Shaw voiceover: "Hi, I’m Howard Dean. It’s not easy being the namesake of a successful father. I followed my dad to Wall Street before I figured out who I was. I just doubt America can survive long enough for “43” to do the same.” send this cartoon to a friend!

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January 7, 2004

Dean Commercial #2: Pyrotechnic Conservatism

Dean Commercial #2: Pyrotechnic Conservatism
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By Michael Shaw voiceover: "Hi, I’m Howard Dean. How long are we Democrats going to let Republicans brand us as the “tax and spend” party? The fact is, no Republican president has balanced the budget in 34 years. I’ve spent a career balancing budgets and cutting deficits. Meanwhile, this cowboy spends money like it’s burning a hole in

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January 6, 2004

Viva Bush!

Viva Bush!
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By Michael Shaw As election time approaches, it’s time, once again, for the illegal alien in the White House to jump the borders of decency and patronize the electorate. The front page of today’s L.A. Times depicts the irony. While Bush proposes a “new” immigration policy with “guest worker” quotas for Mexicans (Read: Let’s Get That Hispanic Vote!),

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January 4, 2004

Dean Commercial #1: The Road Less Traveled

Dean Commercial #1: The Road Less Traveled
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By Michael Shaw voiceover: "Hi, I’m Howard Dean. Are you tired of America stomping all over its allies and going it alone in the world? That’s what happens when we elect a leader who has hardly been out of his own backyard. I’ve been in over 50 countries, more than that hayseed will have visited by the time

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