November 8, 2006

Recounts and Florida

George Allen fights on with the help of Republican hack Ed Gillespie who had this to say:
"'I think it is very important that we respect the voters of Virginia and count their votes accurately and count them all. We should respect the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia,' he said."
Count all the votes? Where have I heard that before. Seems like that was Al Gore's call in 2000 and I still hear conservatives calling that sour grapes. But now, Ed Gillespie wants to count them all.

Fine. And let me say that I don't appreciate Charles Shumer stepping in here and calling Allen to do the "gentlemanly thing." First, the "gentlemanly thing" for George Allen involves stuffing a deer's head in a black family's mailbox. Second, he has a right to call for a recount if he wants. Unlike my Republican colleagues, I believe in the integrity of the election. Make it right. it is worth it to make sure the system has integrity.


Wasp Jerky said...

If he wants a recount, that's fine by me. But it won't change anything. The guy is down by 7,000+ votes. A recount isn't going to change a margin that big. All it's going to do is make the Republicans look bad. It will also provide plenty of time for an investigation into vote suppression in Virginia.

Streak said...

Agreed. We have nothing to hide. Investigate away.

I just don't want Democrats parroting Republicans from the 2000 election.

Obi Wan Kenobi said...

"We have nothing to hide. You don't need to see his identification."