Saturday, September 02, 2006

Politically Motivated?

Oh come now. Why on earth would you ever think that? Washington Post (09.01.06):
"Nearly two years after a controversial decision to investigate the NAACP for criticizing President Bush during the 2004 presidential campaign, the Internal Revenue Service has ruled that the remarks did not violate the group's tax-exempt status." IRS Ends 2-Year Probe Of NAACP's Tax Status
"After filing four freedom-of-information requests, NAACP lawyers discovered that far more than two members of Congress called for an investigation and that all were Republicans." "When the investigation started, Bush and the NAACP were locked in a long-running feud that started shortly before the president's first election victory in 2000." "The rift grew when the NAACP charged that Republicans in Florida stole the 2000 election by turning black voters away from the polls." "Recently, however, the relationship between the group and Bush has begun to warm. Bush addressed the NAACP convention in July for the first time in his six years in office, avoiding becoming the first president since Warren G. Harding to snub the group for an entire presidency."


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