Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Washington State Roller Coaster

The latest news is that Democrats in Washington state are claiming victory with an 8 vote lead over Dino Rossi after the fourth, (manual) recount, and have asked Rossi to concede.

This is reminiscent of the Three Stooges routine where Moe yells at Curley: "He's up. He's down. He's up. He's down," ending with a sock to the kisser. And that is exactly what Republicans received this morning. Only it's not funny.

Some might think it would be ridiculous for Rossi to concede having won in the previous three counts, and having lost in this recount with only 8 votes. But I think it would be a huge blow to Democrats for Rossi to graciously concede, and immediately upon this news, demonstrating a stark contrast in a philosophy of life, and to cause Washington staters to ponder, "Did the Democrats really win the gubernatorial race fair and square?"

The next election would be a doozy, in this senescent man's view.

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