Re: confederacy of dunces*

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Date: Sun Nov 26 2000 - 18:03:04 PST

I spent Friday in Atlanta at the home of a rabid republican. It was
absolutely horrible. While I think that it's all a silly thing that I'm
having a lot of fun watching, it's pretty sad to see someone foaming at
the mouth, while just parroting what the bush cult is saying on tv. I
didn't vote for either bozo either, but it seems to me that Gore's guys
are handling it with more maturity than Bush'. Bush's camp keeps yelling
that Gore is holding the whole thing up, while they are the ones who have
fought at every step to halt processes they knew were going to happen
anyhow. I agree that Gore shouldn't be trying to get all the absentee
ballots thrown out, but the fact that some of the ballots were not filled
out by the voters themselves, but by other people who recieved the ballots
makes me a bit suspicious too. Anyhow, I'm still making fun of the whole
thing. Everyone else will just be glad when the whole thing is over.
I'm happy that it's not over, and I'm glad that it's a clusterfuck. It
reflects so many things that happen in the political realm that it's
Still enjoying the circus,

 "A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity."
          -- Robert Frost

On Sun, 26 Nov 2000, Jeff Bone wrote:

> Again, let me state that I didn't vote for either of these turkeys, and am pretty
> much ambivalent, slight preference on the Bush front (at this point, anyway) on a
> purely fiduciary level. Having said that...
> Having one party keep an election going, kicking along, until the desired result
> is achieved is no way to conduct an election. Neither is crying "every vote must
> count" and then trying to get a bunch of military ballots (which you don't think
> will fall your way) invalidated. BAD dems, bad, bad.
> I really don't know who's got the moral advantage, here: Gore certainly did win
> the popular vote, but Bush is certainly coming across as much stronger on the
> "play by the rules, respect the rule of law" front. OTOH, Bush's effort is
> certainly tainted by the clear partisanship of Katherine Harris... but then on
> the other other hand, Gore's got _Daley_ out in front on a lot of this, ick,
> how'd he think THAT would look?
> I'm so disgusted with this whole thing.
> jb

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