November 24, 2004

Dear Mr. Bush,

At Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, when you and Laura and the girls are sitting around the big table, and you go around and say what you're thankful for--you know, before you start passing the cornbread and cranberry sauce--will you say that you're thankful that four years ago the election didn't turn out like the one in the Ukraine is turning out now? Because you should be. You should be.

I know that before I dig in tomorrow, I'm going to give a little prayer that someone invents a time machine sometime soon so we can go back in time with videotapes of the massive protests and general strikes that are sweeping Kiev and show ourselves from four years ago how contesting an election is really done.

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride,



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