The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Thursday, December 30, 2004  

We Have a Winner
This Time in Washington

We have a winner in Washington!

Democrat Christine Gregoire today was officially named the state’s governor elect, that after two recounts and a delay of 58 days following Election Day.

You see what happens when all of the votes are counted?

Can you imagine what might happen if the same concept were applied to the results of the presidential election in the state of Ohio?

Meanwhile, Gregoire’s Republican opponent, Dino Rossi, you will not be surprised to learn, is asking for another election.

Strange, I think, how some politicians shudder to think of, and even fear, the power of genuine democracy.

[Post-publication addendum: If you’re the type who enjoys blog posts that include such terms as “gal” and “babe,” be sure to check in on Professor Bainbridge, who writes, and all so enlightenedly, from the heavily subsidized confines of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law.]

[Post-publication addendum (December 31): In the initial post I mistakenly named Sam Reed as Gregoire’s opponent, as noted in the comment by Vaara below. The text has been corrected. And go see Vaara’s blog post at Silt.]

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