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Re: Media myths (Was Townsend)

Dukakis did not pollute Boston Harbor all by himself.
He had help.

But he did wait sooooooo long to begin the clean-up
that we lost billions in federal aid to help pay for the
clean-up of the harbor water.

At 09:03 AM 1/17/03 -0500, Dave Faneuf wrote:

>On Thu, 16 Jan 2003 00:37:38 -0500 "A. Joseph Ross"
><lawyer@attorneyross.com> writes:
> >
> > Fact of the matter is, the furlough system was originated under the
> > administration of Frank
> > Sargent, the Republican governor who preceded Dukakis.  A similar
> > furlough program existed
> > in California under Governor Reagan and in the District of Columbia,
> > and in many other
> > states.  Dukakis was actually the first to reign in the furlough
> > program by not granting
> > furloughs to lifers.  But that didn't stop the Bush campaign from
> > painting Dukakis as a far-out
> > liberal because of the program.
> > A. Joseph Ross, J.D.                           617.367.0468
> >  15 Court Square, Suite 210                 lawyer@attorneyross.com
> > Boston, MA 02108-2503
> > http://www.attorneyross.com
>One of the many things that went wrong with his campaign is that he
>didn't effectively respond to the myths (there's that word again) that
>were presented as fact, and as is the case with Gore, if the myth is
>allowed to continue it becomes fact so Dukakis will forever be seen as
>the man who let killers out of jail and polluted Boston Harbor all by