Peter Camejo on Principles & Values
Reform Party nominee for Vice President; previously Candidate for CA Governor
"Everyone who goes to the Olympics gets a participatory medal. As a 20-year-old student at M.I.T., it was very effective to wear my Olympic medal and jacket as far as dating girls! I remember strutting around Harvard, too. Of course, I never said I was in sailing, because that just sounded so uncool; I would say, 'I'm a long distance runner!' The only sad thing is my medal was stolen from me."
"It was an incredible experience to be at the Olympics and to be present with all those people from around the world."
Besides activists, Republicans are deploying money behind Nader. When the San Francisco Chronicle reported that 1 of 10 big Nader donors had also donated to Bush, Nader's vice presidential running-mate Peter Camejo said that the campaign would consider returning money from Republicans hoping to help Bush against Kerry: "We don't want that money." Days later, Camejo told the same reporter: "It is conceivable that pro-Bush, pro-Republicans believe we have a right to be on the ballot. We will not establish lie detector tests for people who give us money." Camejo's new line was in keeping with Nader's laissez-faire attitude on accepting GOP cash: "Republicans are human beings too," he argued.
CAMEJO: The governor appoints people to commissions based on who gave him money. He sells legislation. He told the head of the teacher's union when they asked for education, give me $1 million. There is something really deeply wrong that Gray Davis epitomizes what is wrong with the system, where decisions are based on money. The energy disaster, he gave the people coming to rob us $43 billion.
A: I'm proud that in this campaign I've broadened the debate so that people understand issues better and have more choices - real choices, not just the Republicans and the Democrats which are kind of the same thing.. This is the kind of attitude a governor should have, promoting the free flow of ideas.
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