Governor Dean sent the following email to supporters this afternoon.
On January 20th, George Bush will deliver his State of the Union address.
Last year, he stood before Congress and the American people and misled the nation. He drove us into war with 16 infamous words about Iraq’s pursuit of nuclear weapons – words his administration knew were false before he spoke them.
But George Bush’s problems with the truth don’t end in Iraq. He calls polluting our air “Clear Skies,” destroying old growth “Healthy Forests,” and taking away our civil liberties “The Patriot Act.”
George Bush doesn’t have a clue about the state of our union. He has sold our government to the special interests and has forgotten the concerns of the American people. Between now and the day that George Bush delivers his message to Congress, tell George Bush the truth about what he’s done to the state of our nation:
Forward this email on to everyone you know so they can tell this president exactly how his policies have affected our country.
The truth is that we’ve lost more than 3 million jobs since Bush took office. He’s given tax cuts to his biggest campaign contributors while our property taxes and college tuitions have gone up. And he’s shortchanged homeland security while spending billions on his unnecessary war in Iraq.
Millions of Americans will stand up this year to defend the truth and defeat this president. You can start right now by telling George Bush about the state of our union:
It’s 2004 – the election has begun. Despite everything George Bush has done, the state of our union is strong – and a new age of participation in our democracy is at hand.
Tell George Bush what you think, and please forward this email on to everyone you know. If millions of us speak together right now, our message will be clear: the American people are standing up to revive a government of the people, by the people and for the people in 2004.
Gov. Howard Dean, M.D.