Even before the Democratic-appointed Florida Supreme Court ruled for Al Gore, leaders of the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature were meeting privately to discuss possible legislative intervention in the presidential recount.
After having denounced the Florida Supreme Court as a corrupt and dishonest kangaroo court long before its lawless ruling earlier this week, I feel a kind of relief that they didn't prove me wrong. Still it's breathtaking how totally detached from any sort of legal reasoning its decision is.
What to think of the Florida Supreme Court? The court ruled unanimously that manual recounts in pro-Gore Democratic counties shall continue.
For those of you who insist on taking the position -- regardless of the evidence -- that Gore and Bush (and more broadly, Republicans and Democrats) are guilty of equal misconduct and heavy-handedness in the Florida post-election chaos, I urge you to consider this evidence:
Some months ago here in this city of fantasy and bilge, Professor Harry Jaffa, the eminent Lincoln scholar, spoke at a conference on American history. What he said flew in the face of those who esteem Bill Clinton as "one of our greatest presidents," to lift a line from Honest Al.
Some conservatives tend to overstate when arguing the case against modern culture. No one movie, television show, novel, song or painting, no matter how corrosive, hastens more than infinitesimally the demise of Western civilization, and most works of art don't do even that.
Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris may have been exercising her lawful discretion by choosing not to recognize hand-counted presidential ballots from three Democratic counties, but the Florida Supreme Court was right to stop her from certifying the election on Saturday.
Like many people, I've been on tenterhooks waiting for New York's junior senator to weigh in on the Electoral College. Just days after her election, Hillary finally ended the suspense. She vowed to combat the Electoral College so that "the popular vote, the will of the people" will reign triumphant.
It was 4:30 a.m. in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday when two Democratic lawyers pumped their fists in the air and congratulated each other. The local canvassing board had just thrown out overseas absentee ballots of 44 U.S. service personnel. Their defect: no postmarks.
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