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E-M:/ Bush and Cheney arrest records?

Enviro-Mich message from Mary Beth <marybethdoyle@usa.net>

I guess this info about the Bush arrest record has been all over the news, but
I just learned about it. I've also heard that Cheney has been arrested twice,
but I haven't seen that confirmed. Is that true or a rumor? And what's with
these guys?  

At any rate, I thought this was worth posting to this list, given the many
postings about the elections that have been sent to EM over the past few days.

From: "Mike Mail" <mikemail@cloud9.net>
  >Reply-To: mikemail@cloud9.net
  >To: <michaelmoore-l@cloud9.net>
  >Subject: [Mike's Message] That's THREE Arrests for Bush -- How Many More?
  >Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 02:10:58 -0800
  >November 3, 2000
  >Dear friends,
  >With the revelation last night of the drunk driving
  >arrest and conviction in 1976 of George W. Bush,
  >this marks the THIRD arrest -- that we know of --
  >involving this man who would be President.
  >Let me ask you, the readers of this letter: How
  >many times have YOU been arrested? Me, none.
  >Most of you -- once? twice? This guy has been
  >arrested AT LEAST THREE TIMES! How many
  >people do you know have been arrested three
  >times? Go ahead, do a quick count on your fingers.
  >The answer? NONE!
  >Yet, we are being asked on Tuesday to vote for
  >a man who has been arrested THREE TIMES.
  >For President of the United States! Are they
  >kidding? The Republicans must take us all for
  >The first arrest of George W. Bush was for
  >theft at a hotel. The second arrest was for
  >disorderly conduct at a football game. The
  >third arrest, we've now learned, is for a very
  >serious crime -- drunk driving. What's the next
  >crime committed by George W. Bush that we
  >will learn of? When will we learn it? It is time for
  >everyone to demand the truth from Governor
  >Bush. I'm telling you, we haven't heard the last of
  >his criminal behavior.
  >But next Wednesday will be too late to find out.
  >The press should be ashamed of itself for its
  >laziness. I cannot believe it took a young woman,
  >Erin Fehlau -- at a FOX affiliate, no less -- up in
  >Maine to stumble onto this story and do the
  >necessary work to uncover it. Where have the
  >big networks' investigative reporters been?
  >I'll tell you where: ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL!
  >After seeing this local Maine reporter on "Nightline"
  >last night explain how a policewoman told her she
  >overheard a conversation between a lawyer and a
  >judge, and then the reporter started digging around
  >and found out the facts, it was clear the story was
  >not planted by the Gore campaign, as Bush and his
  >people have been insinuating.
  >The real story here is how did this conviction get
  >covered up for so many years? I spoke to a lawyer
  >last night familiar with these kinds of cases. She
  >said that a D.U.I., in and of itself, is not something
  >worth covering up. Had Bush revealed this himself,
  >he would have found the public forgiving of his
  >No, my lawyer friend continued, the only reason
  >to cover it up would be that there was something
  >ELSE connected to the arrest that night -- e.g.,
  >drugs or resisting arrest. This other potential charge
  >could have been dropped and expunged. The
  >reporter was shown only the court docket which
  >listed Bush's name, address, and the charge to
  >which he pleaded guilty. What we need to see
  >is the actual POLICE REPORT from that night.
  >Assuming it hasn't been doctored, that will tell us
  >the truth.
  >The Bush people have already lied about the
  >nature of the D.U.I. arrest (they said the cop
  >pulled Bush over because he was "driving too
  >slowly"; the arresting officer last night said it
  >was because Bush had "swerved off on the
  >shoulder of the road"). Bush himself lied last
  >night when asked about the night he spent in
  >jail. "I didn't spend time in jail," he insisted. The
  >officer told the local reporter that Bush, in fact,
  >was handcuffed, taken to the station, and held
  >in custody for at least an hour and a half.
  >This is not just some simple traffic ticket. I
  >don't want to hear one word comparing this
  >drunk driving conviction to Clinton's
  >transgressions. Lying about consensual sex you
  >had with another adult is NOT the same as
  >getting behind the wheel of a car when you are
  >drunk and endangering the lives of others
  >(including the life of your own sister, Mr. Bush,
  >who was in the car with you that night).
  >It is NOT the same as Gore volunteering he
  >smoked pot in his youth. That act endangered no
  >one's life and he did not try to cover it up.
  >And don't tell us that the drunk driving and the
  >"drinking problem" was just a "youthful indiscretion."
  >You were NOT a "youth" when you were in your
  >THIRTIES on the night you were arrested while
  >careening off the road. The fact is, according to your
  >own admission (if not in these words), you were a
  >drunk and a bum 'til the age of 40, living off your
  >rich daddy who spent his time bailing you out of
  >For crying out loud -- if any Republican is reading
  >this, I implore you: this man does not deserve to
  >be placed in the highest and most respected office
  >in the land! Bush voters, come to your senses! If
  >you can't bring yourself to vote for Nader or Gore,
  >then show your love for your country and just stay
  >home next Tuesday.
  >Please, save our nation this incredible, unfolding,
  >never-ending embarrassment.
  >Michael Moore

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