The satirical Web site gwbush.com
runs two sets of photos showing the "uncanny resemblance"
between Bush and Elian Gonzalez, then suggests that
Bush will pick Elian for his running mate: "Anyone who says a seven year
old can't serve as VP doesn't know Elian. This kid has already been
through hell and back--he's faced more adversity in his short life
than I have in all my 53 years."
Gore's leisurely campaign pace is about to change, the
Los Angeles Times reports, as the "next few
weeks will see Gore roll out an ambitious mix of policy
and old-fashioned bare-knuckled politics to
reclaim the public's attention."
Politics But Bad Policy?
Bush's plan to use tax credits to help low-income
families buy health insurance is politically deft, the
New York Times reports. But some health experts
say the tax credit of $2,000 per family "falls far short of the
cost of a family health policy."
Will the seizure of Elian Gonzalez
by the Immigration and Naturalization Service hurt Al Gore? The
pundits don't think so. Read Slate's roundup of
the Sunday talk shows.
Richardson Won't Be VP
Energy Secretary Bill
Richardson is one of the most-mentioned potential Democratic
running mates, but Kausfiles doesn't think Gore will pick
him. The reason: picking a Hispanic like Richardson risks
alienating African-American voters, who are more numerous
and more important politically.
Outraged by INS Move
George W. Bush assailed the Justice
Department's decision to forcibly remove Elián González from his Miami
relatives' home, the New York Times reports.
Al Gore reiterated his earlier position.
Challengers Outraise Some Incumbents
wisdom that incumbents raise more campaign funds than challengers is being
rewritten by several candidates, the Washington Post
Gives Bush a Free Pass
The New York Times
explores why leading conservatives have been reticent about
attacking George W. Bush, despite his left-leaning
repositionings on issues like gun control and the federal government's
role in providing education and health care. The answer? They're
hungry for the White House.
and Gore Questioned
For the first time since 1998,
President Clinton was questioned by Justice Department
officials about possible finance abuses in his 1996 campaign. An
administration official told the Washington
Post: "I presume they asked the questions that they've been
criticized for not asking previously."
Asks Washington for Help
Bush is looking to six prominent
Republican strategists, including Haley Barbour,
Mary Matalin, and Vin Weber, to help his
campaign connect with Washington Republicans, the New York
Times reports. The Bush campaign is also adding some former
McCain advisors, including Weber.
Bush is sticking to his position that South
Carolinians, not presidential candidates, should decide whether the
Confederate battle flag flies atop the South Carolina
Statehouse, the Associated Press reports. "It's the right
of the state of South Carolina to make the decision on the flag," Bush
He Tells Us!
Kausfiles finds McCain's reversal on the
Confederate battle flag issue "deeply annoying": "To
advance his political career, he lied. Now, to advance his political
career, he's apologized for lying to advance his political career!" To
read about McCain's apology for lying during the South Carolina primary,
Photographs of: Al Gore by Win McNamee/Reuters;
George W. Bush by Win McNamee/Reuters; George W. Bush by Jim
Bourg/Reuters; John McCain by Win McNamee/Reuters.
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