Saturday, June 24, 2006

From Tim Grieve at Salon.com

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Lawsuits are coming over 2004

In an interview with PRWeek, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says he'll follow up on his Rolling Stone story about the 2004 presidential election by bringing lawsuits against as-yet undisclosed defendants.

In his Rolling Stone piece, Kennedy said that he has "become convinced that the president's party mounted a massive, coordinated campaign to subvert the will of the people in 2004." Now he says he's meeting with lawyers to devise a "litigation strategy" to address the problems raised in his article. "And I would say very soon we'll be announcing lawsuits against some of the individuals and companies involved," Kennedy tells PRWeek.

Kennedy declined to identify possible defendants, but he notes that many of the "same people" involved in suspicious activities in 2004 are "up to the same shenanigans" with respect to upcoming elections.

If Kennedy files suit over the 2004 election, he won't be the first: The Democratic Party of Ohio, among many others, has engaged in litigation over the voting in that state. But a lawsuit from Kennedy -- even if it didn't reverse the results of the last presidential election, which seems beyond unlikely at this point -- would bring renewed public attention to what happened in 2004 and could make it harder for Republicans like Kenneth Blackwell to continue with the voter-suppression tactics they're already employing for 2006 and 2008.

4 comments:

dusty said...

I think his suit is great, but only to bring attention to what happened. I think nothing will change because of it.

Nothing is going to change for the better until the asshats are out of office...and thats two years off. The damage they could do in this remaining time scares the bejesus out of me.

Lulu Maude said...

What would the Soo-premes do with this?

Karen Zipdrive said...

Maybe it will help create a snowball effect.
If enough scandals pile up, maybe in a few more years people will get sick of the outrageous, unbelievably horrible acts perpetrated against Americans by the most dishonest, immoral, despicable administration in history.

The Soopremes can only allow so much crime...

BigSis said...

I'm not all that confident in the Supremes. Hell, look who most of them are buddies with?

But anything that will shine a big fat spotlight on an administration that's not much more than a pack of marauding roaches, will certainly cause some scattering and ducking for cover. If we can keep them on the defensive maybe they won't be able to gather enough strength to screw us out of another truly elected President again.