Originally created 01/04/01

Counts days to a Hillary presidency



I congratulate all Democrats who were elected on Nov. 7 and I am especially thankful for Sens. Zell Miller, D-Ga., and Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.

One of the many political lessons I've learned during the past 50 years is "what is good for the Democratic Party is good for America."

I also congratulate Vice President Al Gore who won the election, but lost the presidency. When all the votes are finally counted, Mr. Gore will have a lead of more than 500,000 votes nationwide and because of the Freedom of Information Act, eventually all the votes in Florida will be counted to show Mr. Gore actually won the electoral college, too.

It's obvious "President-select" George W. Bush was not elected by the American people. He was "selected" by the U.S. Supreme Court's five "redneck" justices. The only good news in this presidential fiasco is that beginning Jan. 20 there will be only 1,461 days left in the Bush administration and during that time we have enough Democratic senators to defeat, through filibuster, Mr. Bush's radical right-wing agenda.

Hopefully, Ms. Clinton will be sworn in Jan. 20, 2005, as our first female president.

By the way, Dr. Lowell Greenbaum and his wife Gloria are absolutely correct in their analysis of the election. The American people are the real losers.

Paul L. Cook, Augusta