John Ashcroft, Attorney General & head of
Pro-death penalty, anti-abortion, anti-gay rights, opposed to affirmative action and gun control. The Christian Coalition gave him a 100% rating for the year 2000, while the League of Conservation Voters and the National Organisation for Women each gave him a zero. He received more than $57,000 in campaign contributions from Enron and individuals within the company.
John Ashcroft's First Year as Attorney General
Dick Cheney, Vice-President.
William H. Donaldson, new head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, supposedly a watchdog agency. Donaldson is a long time friend of the Bush family. Founder of the Wall Street investment firm Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, former chairman of the New York Stock Exchange and former chairman of Aetna. Just the man to take on the establishment; a veritable Ralph Nader.
A Friendly Face
|Donald Evans, Commerce secretary, a Texas oilman who served as Bush's campaign chairman and a longtime friend. He is another leading government official that received calls for help from Enron.|
|Richard Perle, chairman of the Defense
Policy Board and close adviser to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Previously
served as assistant secretary of defense for international security policy
in the Reagan Administration. Supports overthrowing Saddam through military
means. Prominent supporter of Israel.
An advocate of nuclear superiority and manageable nuclear exchange.
Europe lacks moral fibre, says US hawk
*founding member of Project For The New American Century
Condoleeza Rice (Condi), National Security Advisor.
Amazing that one of the most important members of Washington's inner circle
is a member of a classically marginalized group. She's pretty "clean"
compared to others on this page, but is a right-wing hawk and hurts minorities
by her role as a black woman supporting the Bush administration's agenda.
Karl Rove, senior adviser and given control
over the offices of political affairs, public liaison and strategic initiatives.
He was one of the biggest holders of Enron stock among White House staffers,
with between $100,000
and $250,000 worth of shares when he was appointed. Mr. Rove took part
in meetings that helped shape the Bush governments energy policy,
while he still held Enron shares.
Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense.
|John W. Snow, Treasury Secretary, previously chairman of CSX Corp, a railroad. According to Citizens for Tax Justice, CSX paid no federal income tax at all in three of the past four years. Instead of paying taxes, CSX supplemented its $1 billion in pretax profits (Los Angeles Times) over the four years with a total of $164 million in tax rebate checks from the federal government. Just the guy we need at Treasury - makes a profit, pays no taxes and gets tax rebates on the taxes he didn't pay. According to the Times, during the same four-year period, CSX gave Mr. Snow $36 million in salary, bonuses, stock and options, and forgave a $24 million loan so he would not lose money along with other shareholders as the company's stock price declined. Lends a whole new meaning to "Snow job."|
Paul Wolfowitz, Assistant Secretary of Defense. Known as "Bush's
brainiest hawk," he is one of the foremost architects of the U.S.
war against Iraq.
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