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daily link  Thursday, April 01, 2004


Canada Unveils Tell-All, Online Expenses Policy: "Canada took its bid to clean up politics to new levels on Thursday, publishing details of expenses claimed by ministers, ambassadors and other senior officials on government Web sites. .. The measures were announced last year after it emerged that former privacy commissioner George Radwanski and his press aide had racked up C$510,000 ($390,000) on travel, meals and hotels in just two years. He was forced to resign over the affair.  Federal institutions will have to update figures for travel and hospitality expenses every three months. "  5:18:13 PM  permalink  

VOYAGE: "VOYAGE is a movement of young people working to inspire a globally engaged America. We envision an informed U.S. public that voices solidarity with our global community and acts to alleviate suffering across the world. VOYAGE pursues this vision through public outreach and grassroots networking, creating a variety of forums for youth to enrich the debate on America's role in the international community."  Endorsed by Gary Hart; active in small development projects and media outreach.  1:46:51 PM  permalink  

President Bush: Flip-Flopper-In-Chief: Nice list.  Could be significant: "Even as the Bush campaign chips away at Kerry's credibility, he'll have to address similar questions about his own. .. His flip-flops take on added weight because he himself has upped the ante. The underlying theme of every Bush campaign is that he is a man of honor, while his opponent is a liar or a hypocrite. Of course, Bush doesn't use those exact words. But make no mistake, that's what he meant when in the 2000 Republican primary he described Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) as a politician who "says one thing and does another" and characterized Vice President Gore as a politician who will "say anything to get elected."

Kerry campaign spokesman David Wade said the Bush administration has "this nasty habit of flip-flopping the only time political pressure is applied, any time they see that their own positions are untenable. It's incredible how transparent their flip-flops are... The great irony is that this administration makes these baseless attacks when in fact not only is George Bush a walking contradiction, but clearly he is the candidate in the race that has the known credibility problem."  "

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