Thursday, April 13, 2006

Let the games begin...

First democrat to announce a bid for the Presidency...
To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor

Contact: Elliott Jacobson, 202-558-6394, 202-460-8340 (cell)

News Advisory:

WHO: Mike Gravel for President 2008

WHAT: Press Conference where former United States Senator Mike Gravel (D-Alaska, 1969-1980) will announce his Candidacy for the Democratic Nomination for President of the United States.

WHEN: Monday, April 17, 10 a.m.

WHERE: The National Press Club, Zenger Room, 13th Floor, 529 14th Street, NW,
Washington, D.C. 20045, 202-662-7500, 202-662-7512 - Fax

Paid for by Mike Gravel for President 2008

Mike Gravel (a/k/a Maurice) is nearly 76 years old...

According to Wikipedia (take it for what it's worth),
After leaving the Senate having lost the Democratic primary in 1980, Gravel led an effort to get a United States Constitutional amendment to allow voter-initiated federal legislation similar to state ballot initiatives, arguing that Americans have the capability to legislate responsibly and the Act and Amendment his organization has authored would allow for American citizens to become "law makers".
Okay, so far so good.. But here's where it gets a little kooky:
According to the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, Mike Gravel appeared as a speaker on his National Initiative for Democracy at the June 2003 conference of a Holocaust-deniers' publication, The Barnes Review [1].

If it was a republican speaking at a holocaust denier's convention, you'd no doubt have heard it by now. In spades.

As Mae West used to say, "Fasten your seatbelts. It's gonna be a bumpy ride."

(Filed under elections)