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Bushology Interactive:
2000 - 2004

Dark victory

1.  Bush-Cheney 2000

       * The Public i, "Under the Influence:  George W. Bush:  Pragmatic, with Ties to Corporate America"
        * Center for Responsive Politics: George W. Bush

          --TPJ, "The Governor's Gusher:  The Sources of George W. Bush's $41 Million Texas War Chest," January 20, 2000.

          --TPJ, "The Pioneers:  George Bush's $100,000 Club," July 28, 2000.

          --Mike Allen, Washington Post, "'Pioneers' Paved Bush's Way With Big Dollars," May 6, 2003.

        * Julie Reynolds, El Andar, "Los Amigos De Bush:  The disturbing ties of some of George W. Bush's Latino advisors," no date.
          --Julie Reynolds with Eduardo Valle, El Andar, "The Price of a Favor," (Bush and Enrique Fuentes Leon), no date.

2.  Dick Cheney

          Biography of Dick Cheney

          --Knut Royce & Nathaniel Heller, The Public i, "Cheney Led Halliburton To Feast at Federal Trough," August 2, 2000.
* Mike Allen, Washington Post, "Cheney's Ties to Halliburton," September 26, 2003.
          --No byline, Oil News (via AP), "Cheney, Oil Execs Raise $8M for GOP," September 28, 2000.

          --Colum Lynch, Washington Post, "Firm's Iraq Deals Greater Than Cheney Has Said," June 23, 2001.

--Neely Tucker, Washington Post, "Suit Versus Cheney Is Dismissed Judge Gives Administration Broad Victory on Oversight," December 10, 2002.

--Elisabeth Bumiller and Eric Schmitt, New York Times, "Cheney, Little Seen by Public, Plays a Visible Role for Bush," January 31, 2003.

--Dana Milbank, Washington Post, "GAO Ends Fight With Cheney Over Files:  Weakening of Hill's Oversight Decried," February 8, 2003.

--Henri E. Cauvin, Washington Post, "Judge Questions U.S. Move in Cheney Suit," April 18, 2003.

--Henri E. Cauvin, Washington Post, "Cheney Loses Ruling on Energy Panel Records," July 9, 2003.

* Mike Allen, Washington Post, "Cheney Says He'll Run for Reelection With Bush," May 8, 2003.

3.  The recount battle

Anabelle de Gale, Lila Arzua & Curtis Morgan, Miami Herald, "If the vote were flawless . . . , " December 2, 2000

* David Barstow & Don Van Natta, Jr., New York Times, "How Bush Took Florida:  Mining the Overseas Absentee Vote," July 15, 2001.

          * New York Times:  The aftermath of the presidential election:  Key characters

          * Washington Post:  Key documents, transcripts, columns, etc.

          * Jeffrey Rosen, New Republic, "Disgrace:  The Supreme Court Commits Suicide," December 14, 2000.

* David Savage & Henry Weinstein, Los Angeles Times, "High Court in Awkward Spot Over Equal Protection Ruling," December 16, 2000.

* Vincent Bugliosi, The Nation, "None Dare Call It Treason," February 5, 2001.

* Alan M. Dershowitz and Richard A. Posner, "The Supreme Court and the 2000 Election," an ongoing debate that began on July 2, 2001.

* Renata Adler, New Republic, "Irreparable Harm," July 21, 2001.

* Phil Agre/Red Rock Eater's catalogue of articles, chronicling the continuing controversy.

4.  The Bush-Cheney goon squads

Colin Braley, Reuters

     Young Republicans, alleged by Democrats as a "violent mob," participated in the now-infamous demonstration at the Miami-Dade County polling headquarters on November 22, 2000.  According to Al Kamen's "In The Loop" column in the Washington Post on December 6, these "penny-loafer protesters" are identified as:

     1. Tom Pyle, policy analyst, office of House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Tex.).

     2. Garry Malphrus, majority chief counsel and staff director, House Judiciary subcommittee on criminal justice.

     3. Rory Cooper, political division staff member at the National Republican Congressional Committee.

     4. Kevin Smith, former House Republican conference analyst and more recently of

     5. Steven Brophy, former aide to Sen. Fred D. Thompson (R-Tenn.), now working at the consulting firm KPMG.

     6. Matt Schlapp, former chief of staff for Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), now on the Bush campaign staff in Austin.

     7. Roger Morse, aide to Rep. Van Hilleary (R-Tenn.).

     8. Duane Gibson, aide to Chairman Don Young (R-Alaska) of the House Resources Committee.

     9. Chuck Royal, legislative assistant to Rep. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.).

     10. Layna McConkey, former legislative assistant to former Rep. Jim Ross Lightfoot (R-Iowa), now at Steelman Health Strategies.

          * Video, MSNBC, "Let us in!  Let us in!," November 22, 2000.

          * Don Finefrock, Miami Herald, "Emotions mark day of indecision," November 23, 2000.

          * Jacqueline Charles & Don Finefrock, Miami Herald, "Democratic leader has angry encounter with Republicans," November 23, 2000.

          * Paul A. Gigot, Wall Street Journal (op-ed), "Miami Heat:  A burgher rebellion in Dade County," November 24, 2000.

          * Jonathan Chait, New Republic Online, "Losing It:  The Madness in the GOP's Method," November 30, 2000

          * Ceci Connolly & Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post, "GOP Organizes a Campaign to Pressure Gore," November 30, 2000.

          * Dennis Prager, Wall Street Journal (op-ed), "An Open Letter to Democrats: This time, you've gone too far," November 30, 2000.

          * Joe Conason, New York Observer, "Right-Wingers Praise Antics of Bush Thugs," December 4, 2000.

          * Tim Padgett, Time, "Mob Scene in Miami," December 4, 2000.

          * Terence P. Jeffrey, Human Events, "What a Riot:  Republicans in Miami," December 8, 2000.

          * David Grann, New Republic, "Quiet Riot:  Bush Rides the Tiger," December 25, 2000

5.  Transition activities

          * The Bush Transition:  An Interactive Guide, MSNBC

          --Robert L. Borosage, Washington Post, "Operation Divide and Discredit," January 10, 2001

6.  The Bush inauguration

          * 2001 Presidential Inaugural Committee

7.  Inaugural demonstrations

          * Independent Media Center  (Anti-Bush)

          * National Conservative March  (Pro-Bush)

          *  David Montgomery, Washington Post, "Parade Route Juxtaposes Pomp, Protests," January 14, 2001.

8.  Postmortem

* Liza Mundy, Washington Post Magazine, "Mr. Resident:  A gavel stroke away from being the world's most powerful human, he becomes someone's suburban neighbor instead. What is that like? Al Gore wasn't telling...until now," November 17, 2002.

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