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Tom Lehman TLehman at
Sun Aug 27 12:15:56 PDT 2000

Doug Henwood wrote:

> John Halle wrote:
> >Votes for Gore also reduce the chance that the Greens will receive the
> >necessary %5 for federal funding.
> I think we have to take seriously that were the Greens to get federal
> money, the result could be some mix of hilarious and tragic. Look at
> the Reform Party's squabbles. The Daily Show did a report from their
> convention, which appeared to be chock full of middle American
> wackos. There are some very fine people in the Green Party, but there
> are also tons of left wackos, who would multiply before the Treasury
> check even clears. The scent of cash and credibility will bring in
> all the sectarians except the Sparts, who would denounce them as
> dupes of capital. If the party were more substantial, more organized,
> things might be different, but since Nader is running mainly as a
> personality using the Greens as a vehicle and brand name, the money
> might be more chaotizing (in the bad ssense) than energizing.
> Doug

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