Skip to comments.SCALIA RAPS GORE FOR '00 (USSC Justice says Gore people forced election 2000 into courts)
Posted on 11/22/2005 5:45:52 AM PST by Liz
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the high court did not inject itself into the 2000 presidential election.
.......Scalia said: "The election was dragged into the courts by the Gore people. We did not go looking for trouble." .........the court had to take the case.
"The issue was whether Florida's Supreme Court or the United States Supreme Court [would decide the election.] What did you expect us to do? Turn the case down because it wasn't important enough?"
(Scalia) contended there would have been a difficult transition had the court not stepped in....... (and that) studies by news organizations.....showed Bush still would have won a Florida recount
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Eat that, Al.
Plus the fact that they were dead wrong.
Are you suggesting that the results were determined by "lawyering" rather than by the facts?
Since when has being dead wrong stopped the liberals?
Yep, no matter how you counted the vote, Gore lost. The only way that he could have won was if you started stealing votes from third-party candidates and giving them to him.
"The election was dragged into the courts by the Gore people."
And they dang near stole it too. Thank heaven for that great Texan, James Baker, whose Baker Institute is an integral part of Rice University.
Both sides had the same facts, but Gore's side was so intent on manipulating the facts, they lost the legal war over the facts.
Right....Baker's was brilliant lawyering.
Plus the fact that they were dead wrong.
And the fact that the Florida state court DELIBERATELY LEGISLATED FROM THE BENCH (standard liberal format) and changed Florida election law, to suit Gore. Totally illegal.
But of course, the law-breaking libs don't see it that way. Breaking the law is their normal modus operandi...
He played hard ball, right from the git go. Ted Olsen was also magnificent.
It didn't need to go to court, but once it did there was no stopping it.
Al whined, "I ran for president, and all I got were these."
Outrage of the Week (07/30/99): Gore Up A Creek'
Vice President Al Gore's Presidential campaign, already drowning in the polls, was forced to deal with a flood of bad press this week following another public relation blunder. When Vice President Al Gore visited New Hampshire last week for a four-mile photo-op of him paddling along the Connecticut River, he needed a little help staying afloat. The Washington Times reported that nearly four billion gallons of water were released from a nearby dam before Gore's publicity stunt to ensure that Gore's canoe wouldn't hit or scratch bottom during his environmental photo-op. The release of the water --which raised the water level eight to ten inches -- irritated John Kassel, Director of the Vermont Department of Natural Resources. "They won't release the water for the fish when we ask them to, but somehow they find themselves able to release it for a politician," said Kassel. "The only reason they did this was to make sure the Vice President's canoe didn't get stuck." Remember that next time al Gore gives a speech bemoaning the squandering of our natural resources.
I saw Justice Scalia speak about four years ago. There was a Q&A period at the end of Justice's excellent speech. This liberal undergrad gets up and in a condescending way asks "Why don't you explain to us non-lawyers, why you stole the election from Al Gore?".
Scalia replies, "No, I won't".
Although I wished the question had been asked in a more intelligent and respectful way, so Scalia would have answered it.
While the Gore team banked on the Florida Judiciary to jury-rig a vote recount, Baker correctly saw a one-man-one-vote issue and went straight to Federal Court.
Good for Scalia!
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