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E-Commerce Times: Bush Plays the 'Microsoft Card'

Mar 02, 2000, 16:55 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chet Dembeck)

"Earlier this week, Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush hinted that he would not have allowed the U.S. to take antitrust action against the Microsoft empire."

"Despite emphasizing that he would not comment directly on the ongoing case, Bush said at a news conference Monday that, 'If you're looking for the kind of president I will be, I'll be slow to litigate.' Bush added that he would consider potential antitrust action by first asking 'Are the entities innovative, are jobs being created, the economy better off?' "

"Protestations aside, it was obvious to me that Bush was playing the 'Microsoft Card' for all it was worth. He was reportedly flanked by representatives of high-tech companies, including Microsoft, and what's more, Washington Senator Slade Gorton told reporters that a President Bush would try to settle the Microsoft case without breaking up the company."

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