Strangest Quote of the Week

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“Maybe the court should have said, ‘We’re not going to take it, goodbye.’”

– Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, in an interview with the Chicago Tribune about Bush v. Gore and the 2000 presidential election.

In case you’ve been in a coma since 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court took up the case of Bush v. Gore because the state of Florida couldn’t decide what the hell they were doing with its own damn election system.  The Court ordered Florida to stop recounting ballots and essentially handed then-Governor George W. Bush the U.S. presidency.  It’s strangely coincidental that Bush’s younger brother, Jeb, was governor of Florida at the time.  Now, look at the mess they created!  Hindsight is always 20/20.

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4 responses to “Strangest Quote of the Week

  1. Rather a coincidence there. I wonder if it had been anyone else that was governor if Gore would have got it. I remember the repetitive recounts. Over here we thought that it was someone trying to fix it so that Bush got in. Seems we were right

  2. Here’s another strange coincidence: Dick Cheney and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia were long-time close friends, when Cheney accepted the offer to become George W. Bush’s running mate in 2000. That entire fiasco was an embarrassment for the U.S. We’re the supposed beacons of democracy with a constitution that has served as a model for other countries, and we had a state that couldn’t decide what the hell to do! In 2000, it was Florida; in 2004, it was Ohio. Both elections were incredibly close, which pretty much proves how divisive a figure Bush was. I still believe the 2000 elections were an outright fraud. We may not find that out in our lifetime, but I’m certain some proof will surface eventually.

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