“This administration, and its Democratic fellow
travelers such as Hillary Clinton, Joseph Biden, and
many more, are part of a ruthless gang that has taken
over our government.”


SOUNDS RADICAL? VETERAN WHITE HOUSE REPORTER HELEN THOMAS DOESN'T THINK SO.

PETER'S NEW YORK, August 19, 2007---The other day, I came across a column written by veteran news reporter Helen Thomas. I wasn't sure if she was still writing. I do remember hearing that, just recently, she agreed to vacate her customary chair at the White House press briefings. Subconsciously, I must have known she was still active.

Still, it was a surprise to come across her column. I first remember watching Thomas during the Reagan Administration, when I was a business editor and writer for a New York City newspaper. Thomas always had hard and antagonistic questions for Ronald Reagan at press conferences, and being a Reagan supporter, I felt that she was a bit unfair. Years later, I remember hearing that she quit UPI after being an employee of that news agency almost forever. I suppose she had some differences with the new management, and had seen UPI change radically from what it was in years past.

I do believe that writing a column is the best thing she can do these days, as it makes her an unaligned journalist, answerable to nobody but herself. She was born in 1920. She celebrated her 87th birthday earlier this month.

Having come across her column, and finding an email address at the bottom of it, I decided to write her. Unfortunately, I lost track of the column I was responding to. But below I have posted my original email and her reply, which took me by surprise, not so much because of its content--which is in itself encouraging--as because she responded at all.

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From: Peter Duveen [mailto:pduveen@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2007 11:50 PM
To: helent@hearstdc.com
Subject: On your column on Bush's wiretapping


Dear Ms. Thomas:

You ask why Bush cannot obey the law? It's very simple. He has a clear objective, conquest of Middle East oil, and will arrange to crack down on any domestic political dissent, no matter what extreme measures he need to employ to do it with.

This administration, and its Democratic fellow travelers such as Hillary Clinton, Joseph Biden, and many more, are part of a ruthless gang that has taken over our government. It appears that there is no credible challenge to them. They have covered all their bases. If there is a challenge to the war in the streets a la Vietnam, the Patriot Act and laws of similar ilk have given the Administration the tools to crack down on it and stop it in its tracks.

It's a slam dunk!

Kindly:

Peter Duveen
www.petersnewyork.com
pduveen@yahoo.com



From:    "Helen Thomas" <helent@hearstdc.com>   Add to Address Book   Add Mobile Alert

To:    "'Peter Duveen'" <pduveen@yahoo.com>
Subject:    RE: On your column on Bush's wiretapping
Date:    Mon, 13 Aug 2007 12:30:12 -0400

I'm afraid you are right-helent


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