THE POPPY PARTY

IT'S OFFICIAL. POPPY PARTY IS NOW COMPLETE WITH TWO TEXAS OIL MILLIONAIRES, BOTH EX-MEMBERS OF DAD'S ADMINISTRATION

In a flag-drenched campaign pep rally of cheering students in the confines of the Burnt Orange Room at the University of Texas's basketball stadium, the Frank Erwin Center, George and Laura Bush officially welcomed Dick and Lynne Cheney to the Bush campaign for the presidency. Since Cheney is a well-known hawk and ex-Secretary of Defense, it's interesting to note that we have yet to hear a word from Bush's non-hawk foreign policy adviser and aspirant for the key role of White House adviser, Condi Rice. Those who have checked in on the Poppy-led nomination have called Cheney an experienced conservative who knows how to get along with people.

They were less forthcoming with their evaluations of Cheney's wife, the controversial Reaganite ideologue, Lynn Cheney, whose ambitions became clear when, early on in the selection process, Cheney actually recommended her to Junior as a candidate for the vice-president slot. E-mail news on the net is focused on questions of insider trading, since Cheney unloaded $5 million of his company's stock less than two months ago when the price was highest. According to today's NYT, it was then that Brent Scowcroft, Poppy's foreign policy adviser, told a surprised President Bush that Cheney was interested in being vice-president in Junior's administration. --Politex, 4 p.m. et, 7/25/00 (Image by the Wizard of Whimsy)

Source: Bush Watch






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