Saturday, March 09, 2002

Election controversy
The madness is spreading. Thank goodness the resolution didn't involve military intervention -- this time. (Although the Labor Department is still mulling whether it should investigate.)

I shouldn't even mention this, but now that elections -- I mean, *ahem*, "real" elections -- are approaching, I anticipate watching the op-ed pages fill with exhumed accusations and counter-accusations (The Supreme Court hijacked the election! No, the Supreme Court reclaimed the election from its attempted hijackers! No, you got chocolate on my peanut butter! Tastes great! Less filling!) as the Democrats search for some way to run against an 80%-plus approval rating. If there is a lesson to be learned from the SAG misfire, it is that we now know what the Democrats wanted: To start over. Everybody go back and vote again.

And the laws of the land still preclude that option. You'll just have to fill out the ballot right the first time. And if you can't manage it, you deserve not to have your vote counted.

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