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Posted Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at 12:00 AM PT
We asked Slate staffers and contributors to discuss which presidential candidate they're voting for, and why. Here are their responses.
Randy Cohen, Contributor: Ralph Nader.
Al Gore is a dishearteningly right-wing Democrat who favors the death penalty, welfare "reform," an anti-missile system, and sanctimonious religious blather. And he is the candidate I support. The alternative is far worse: G.W. Bush is a shallow, unprincipled, inarticulate corporate shill. That's why I'm voting Nader. Here in New York, where Gore is way ahead, I have that luxury. But if anyone in a battleground state votes Nader, I'll hold him personally responsible for the end of affirmative action, the eroding of habeas corpus, and the loss of reproductive rights. And for every time some chic European sexpot intellectual mocks me for living in a country with a baboon president.
The full title is Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT ACT) Act of 2001.Originally posted by OperaTenor:
I've never seen PATRIOT as an acronym. Give it up, wassit?
They are also considering becoming an independent nation, so perhaps they arent too worried about who will be president of the USA.Originally posted by Shapley:
What's happening in Hawaii? I see that they have moved it into the "undecided" zone on some polls. Have the Democrats lost their stranglehold on that state? They're actually claiming Bush may have a chance to win there!
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