"Blame Florida! Blame Florida!
November 24, 2000 7:01 PM   Subscribe

"Blame Florida! Blame Florida!...with its stooges and its chad, the whole election's just gone mad..."

(Yeah, it's Salon: but Talbot has a point. Had this been outside the US, with Jimmy Carter and the other observers, the last few days' lunacy would have left no-one in any doubt that the state couldn't organise a pissup in a brewery.)
posted by holgate (10 comments total)

What I would really like to see is Florida cut off from the rest of the country with a giant saw like in that Bugs Bunny cartoon. "Here you go, South America!". That way we could get rid of all of those annoying old farts that flood up here every spring, summer and fall.Oh wait, you were talking about the election!
posted by Mr. skullhead at 8:26 PM on November 24, 2000

Well, what with Cheney on the verge of physical collapse, I figure maybe the candidates could swap VP's and the Bush/Lieberman ticket would then move into the White House. It's a win-win situation: First, Lieberman would get a party worthy of his views and second, there'd be at least one of the original Republicans who could then claim -- thanks to his switch to Gore -- that he was on the side that had won a popular mandate. I'm waiting for the Salon article.
posted by leo at 10:47 PM on November 24, 2000

I could go for that, leo: since the "curse" suggests that it's more than likely someone will take a pop at ol' Dubya, you might end up with President Lieberman.
posted by holgate at 1:14 AM on November 25, 2000

What "curse"?
posted by internook at 3:56 AM on November 25, 2000

Tecumsa's (sp) Curse: look at what's happened to every president elected in a year with a zero at the end.
posted by holgate at 8:49 AM on November 25, 2000

I'd rather start disenfranchising some of these bozos who made incorrect assumptions about how the Constitution (as well as the rest of our legal system) works, and are now whining that it doesn't work the way they wanted it to. Especially the ones delibreately choosing to misinterpret the law for partisan reasons.
posted by harmful at 9:29 AM on November 25, 2000

So to sum up: Lieberman and Cheney switch. Bush eventually bows out due to some incapacity. Lieberman succeeds him and, at some point, the "bozos" are disenfranchised.

Well, that settles the matter for me.

posted by leo at 9:47 AM on November 25, 2000

Lieberman as president? I'd try to imagine it, but I'm afraid I'd explode in a fit of anger. The thought of him as vice president is bad enough. Combining Mr. Censorship with Mrs. PMRC is definetly not a good thing for the constitution.
posted by tomorama at 11:21 AM on November 25, 2000

I know that people have been saying this for weeks, but I can't see any favorable outcome to this situation. I really don't want any of these turds to be my president. Even if someone knocked off all four of them, we would still end up with President Hastert. Yeesh!
posted by donkeymon at 8:43 PM on November 25, 2000

Well, at least on the bright side of things, we're not likely to get Alexander Haig on TV saying he's calling the shots. That's something. Also, all those people associated with Teapot Dome -- they're not coming back either. So it isn't a total loss.
posted by leo at 12:04 AM on November 26, 2000

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