In his dissent to the Supreme Court’s decision striking down Arizona’s voter registration law, Clarence Thomas cited Bush v. Gore. That should have given him a clue he was on the wrong side.
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor now thinks maybe that whole Bush v. Gore thing (in which she voted to end the Florida recount and make Bush president) maybe wasn’t such a good idea after all:
“Maybe the court should have said, ‘We’re not going to take it, goodbye.’ Obviously the court did reach a decision and thought it had to reach a decision. It turned out the election authorities in Florida hadn’t done a real good job there and kind of messed it up. And probably the Supreme Court added to the problem at the end of the day.”
Al Gore lamely tried to justify selling Current to Al Jazeera on Jon Stewart last night, claiming that they provide “the highest quality, most extensive, best climate coverage of any network.”
Yes, we all think of Al Jazeera as our go-to source for climate change. And to think how distraught and inconsolable I was when Bush v. Gore was announced.
Ohio is critical for both President Obama and Mitt. It might well decide the election.
So the fight over early voting there is especially unsettling. Last time, about 100,000 ballots were cast in the three days before the election, most of them for Obama. The Democrats have won a lower court federal ruling in favor of maintaining those three days that the GOP has been trying to cancel.
The dispute may result in an emergency appeal to the Supreme Court. Their decision could determine the outcome not just for Ohio, but for the whole country.
Just what we need, another Bush v. Gore. I’m still angry about the first one.
And I’m not talking about the weather.
The Mason Dixon poll out today show President Obama leading Mitt Romney by 46 to 45.
If Mittens puts Marco! Rubio! on the ticket, he leads Obama by 46 to 45.
Libertarian Gary Johnson is getting the protest vote at 2% from those who don’t get the concept of lesser of two evils. They’d rather go with the third evil who doesn’t have a chance.
Obama can win without Florida, but Mitt really can’t.
With Florida so close, I need to warn all you hanging-chad folks that if you mess up another presidential election, we’re giving you back to Spain. Except for those who get sent to Cuba, and I don’t care if your feet are wet or dry. One Bush v. Gore is enough of a blight on our history.