Thursday, January 06, 2005

Let It Go, Already.

Fox News is reporting that denizens of the loony left fever swamps (LLFS) aren't likely to be taking Peggy Noonan's advice (see the following Scenescent blog post) any time soon:

WASHINGTON — Sen. Barbara Boxer (search), D-Calif., will contest the results of the Electoral College that will give President Bush a second term. A joint session of Congress is set to meet on the matter at 1 p.m. EST Thursday.

Boxer sent a letter to Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, one of the House Democrats set to challenge the results, saying that she was "moved" by Jones' concerns about reported election irregularities in Ohio.

"I have concluded that objecting to the electoral votes from Ohio is the only immediate way to bring these issues to light by allowing you to have a two-hour debate to let the American people know the facts surrounding Ohio's election," Boxer said in the letter.

Even John Kerry isn't willing to trudge this far into the swamps and has refused to join the challenge. Granted there are 'irregularities' with the Ohio vote, just at there are with most elections. What isn't the case is that they are Ukranian in nature or stature. Normal people get it and say this election is more certain than the 2000 cycle so let's get over it. While there may be value to symbolic protest, this looks more like pandering to the LLFS base than an attempt to generate real reform where there are proven defects in the system -- out-of-date voter lists, slipshod record keeping, bizarre rules for provisional voting, etc. Unlike the Washington state governor's race that really is hair-splittingly close with very strong evidence of fraud or gross incompetance, this race has been over for months.

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