Monday, June 06, 2005

How Disappointing

sadThough it was exactly what I expected to happen, I am still disappointed that Judge Bridges has ruled that the result of Washington's massively flawed election for governor will stand. Essentially what we have in this state now is a situation in which no amount of proven wrong-doing can result in an election being thrown out. There could be 100,000 proven illegal votes in an election where the margin of victory was 1 vote, and it would have to stand, because it cannot be proven with "clear and convincing evidence" for whom the illegal votes were cast.

As a result of this decision, it appears that Rossi supporters (like myself) have a very limited set of options available to see the state run in a more responsible way.
  • Vote for other like-minded candidates in upcoming elections, and hope that mysterious discrepancies and plainly illegal votes don't also throw those elections.
  • "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." Stoop to their level and cast as many votes as you feel like.
  • Kidnap Christine Gregoire and replace her with a doppelganger.
Maybe we should do all three, just to be sure.

"Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything." - Josef Stalin (maybe)
Categories: News, Local, Politics


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot option #4, burning dog-poo on the steps of the governor's mansion!

8:35 AM, June 07, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to deal with your president, now you have to deal with my governer. Ha

1:49 PM, June 07, 2005  
Blogger Iguana said...

And Option 5 - commit mass murder against people like anonymous above.

5:09 PM, June 11, 2005  

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