Wednesday, June 09, 2004

The Worst Man

Today - from McSweeney's Daily Reason to Dispatch Bush (although this one's about Dick). DAY 50: When Dick Cheney was a Wyoming congressman from 1978 to 1989, and secretary of defense from 1989 to 1993, he voted against the Equal Rights Amendment, abortion rights, funding for programs meant to help schools desegregate, legislation that would instigate collection of data about hate crimes, and funding for the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act. From 1985 to 1988 Cheney repeatedly opposed U.S. sanctions on the then-apartheid state of South Africa. In 1986 he voted against a House resolution to call on the South African government to free Nelson Mandela from prison. (Source: "Cheney On the Issues," Associated Press, October 2000, www.usatoday.com, www.bush-cheney.net)

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