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Bush already planning to authorize domestic spying by NSA

"With the haste of a criminal, Justice Scalia, in trying to justify the Court's shutting down of the vote counting, wrote, unbelievably, that counting these votes would 'threaten irreparable harm to petitioner [Bush] casting a cloud upon what he claims to be the legitimacy of his election.' ...In other words, although the election had not yet been decided, the absolutely incredible Scalia was presupposing that Bush had won the election -- indeed, had a right to win it -- and any recount that showed Gore got more votes in Florida than Bush could 'cloud' Bush's presidency." -- Vincent Bugliosi

"There is no such thing in the Constitution as the right to vote for president." -- Justice Antonin Scalia, December 2000

Supreme Court breaks Constitutional law to declare Bush the president

"It's amazing I won. I was running against peace, prosperity, and incumbency." -- George W. Bush to Swedish Prime Minister Goran Perrson, June 14, 2001, unaware that he was being filmed

"Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise." -- Adolf Hitler

"I fixed the election in Florida for George Bush." -- James Baker, December 2003, quoted by Greg Palast

"...I get a sense of from all of this -- and then topped obviously by spending all the money in 2000 to basically buy the election -- is that this [the Bush family] is not a family that has a particularly strong commitment to American democracy. Its sense of how to win elections comes out of a CIA manual, not out of the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution." -- Kevin Phillips, quoted in Buzzflash 

"The dilution of participatory democracy arising out of the 2000 election would worsen as the Florida recount unfolded, and the result fed the ideological cocksureness that would become so visible in the early months of the Bush administration. If the lack of a popular mandate from the election seemed unimportant to the Bush team, that view may have been encouraged by the most surprising language in the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision upholding Bush's election, indicating that, in the American democracy, the public had no constitutional right to participate in electing a president. -- Kevin Phillips

"As for me, I will give our new president the same level of support and encouragement that was given to the current administration by such luminaries as Tom DeLay, Trent Lott, Rush Limbaugh, Richard [Mellon] Scaife, Ted Olson, Pat Robertson, and, of course, George W. himself. In other words, I will badmouth the president daily; I will work in whatever small way I can to defeat and undermine his programs and agenda, I will believe every scurrilous lie told about him and I will criticize and ridicule his wife and children at every opportunity." -- Paul Kirkpatrick, December 14, 2000, Northwest Arkansas Morning News

Clinton administration completes comprehensive plan to fight terrorism, a plan ignored by the Bush administration

Late 2000

"Where Clinton said, 'Go slow,' Bush policymakers said, 'No go.' The difference is between closing one eye and closing them both." -- Greg Palast, discussing the two presidents' approaches towards Islamic terrorism