ELECTION: Florida SecState declares PBC ballot legal.
November 10, 2000 6:28 PM   Subscribe

ELECTION: Florida SecState declares PBC ballot legal. Like that's her gig, or anything...
posted by baylink (5 comments total)
The BBC correspondent's judgement on the SecState last night was fairly pointed: "How are we expected to take seriously someone incapable of describing the electoral procedure to the press?"
posted by holgate at 6:41 PM on November 10, 2000

She can't expect to get much good coverage after that travesty of a news conference on Thursday night. For the record, here are the steps that will surely piss off the press:

1) say the recount should be done by Thursday close-of-business
2) schedule a press conference for Thursday at 6:00 PM
3) let everyone assume you will be announcing final vote, and cut into the press conference live on just about every channel I get
4) start off your press conference with some little speech that no one watching gives a damn about
5) finally, announce that the recount's not done, and that the only thing you can give out are numbers the AP had 10 hours ago
posted by smackfu at 7:30 PM on November 10, 2000

Not to mention her snide comment that she hoped the press' numbers (referring to the AP, I think) were better than they were on Tuesday night.
posted by kat at 10:03 AM on November 11, 2000

Didn't her office approve the ballot? If it was illegal, they shouldn't have done so. So is she taking the blame?
posted by daveadams at 8:47 AM on November 13, 2000

Okay, so I'm dyslexic.
posted by daveadams at 9:48 AM on November 13, 2000

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