Thursday, October 21, 2004

Hello and goodbye, I've just unemployed you

Damian Penny wonders what the reaction of Republicans would be to Bush winning the popular vote, but losing the electoral college. I can't speak for anyone else, but I'd accept such a result without complaint; that's the way the system works. To support a long-established set of rules only when it helps your guy is the height of partisan hackery. On that note, I'd almost like to see such a thing happen, just to find out how the liberal commentatariat would manage to rationalize the acceptability of a result they've been calling illegitimate for the past four years. Even the most shrilly anti-Bush would have to agonize over the rhetorical dishonesty of the double standard they'd love to argue. Will Al Franken and Maureen Dowd's heads explode? Tune in at 11 to find out.


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