Back in the bad ol days 'operacion pedro pan' was set up so cuban parents could give their kids to the US... for safekeeping. Today Peter Pan would roll over in his grave, but thankfully he lives forever, just not in Mel Martinez, aka "un ñame con corbata".
In contrast read "waiting for snow in havana" by Carlos Eire (forever a peter pan kid)
Mel the Florida senator, fled Cuba in 1962, at age 15. Here, he is seen on the top bunk, with other refugees waiting to be assigned to foster families in Florida.
This is him today, scary.
In Nov. 04 his phone-bank called every number in the county basically calling Kerry a "Commie", catchy eh.
The Failed Republican Reformation Disaster
Hurry, hurry, read all about it from Eye on Miami paper sleuths!
"In January, 2001 Martinez was confirmed as Secretary of HUD, the key federal agency overseeing housing and issues related to housing financing.
"Long before 2001, the top echelon of Bush loyalists had beaten a well-worn path between Miami, Tallahassee and Washington, DC. These were not economists, although they were closely tied to conservative economic think tanks like the American Enterprise Institute or the Cato Institute. They were builders, bankers and mortgage lenders whose campaign contributions propelled Jeb Bush to the Governor’s Mansion in Florida 1998. "
Here is the 'kitchen sink"
BFEE - most UNpopular prez ever... like he gives a yam.
Presidential Directive For Dictatorial Power in Continuity of Government
Researched by Dan Bluthardt and Bill Gibbons
A New National Security Presidential Directive gives the President dictatorial powers when dealing with a “catastrophic emergency.” Under the plan Bush entrusts himself with leading the entire federal government, not just the Executive branch and he gives himself the responsibility for ensuring “continuity of constitutional government.” National Security Presidential Directive/NSPD 51’ and “Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-20” defines a “catastrophic emergency” in vague terms, which could include an event like a 911 attack or an earthquake in California, for the takeover of government by the Executive. The White House literally has given itself dictatorial power over the government, bypassing the US Congress and obliterating the separation of powers. The document hollowly emphasizes the need to ensure the Constitution, yet in clear breach of the constitution assurance of checks and balances, says the President shall lead all activities of the Federal government. The secretary of Homeland Security is also placed in charge of domestic “security.” This directive has been given no scrutiny by Congress and very little by the press.