Saturday, November 06, 2010

Original Sin

The Wall Street Journal editorial page is upset. 

Specifically, Connecticut voters deserve a more thorough accounting of the votes in Bridgeport, and of the bizarre behavior of Susan Bysiewicz, the secretary of state. 

It's the race for Connecticut governor, which now features weird stuff about ballot papers and a Secretary of State in a rush to certify one party's candidate as the winner.

Which is a replay of Florida 2000, an outcome that the Wall Street Journal had no problem with.

The only question is which is more bizarre: that the Wall Street Journal editorial page doesn't have the self-awareness to see its Bush v Gore position in the context of current elections, or that 10 years later, states seem to have difficulty running transparent elections.  In the greatest country in the world.

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