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  • Kerry basically disappeared after conceding the election – it makes me think “collusion” that he didn’t contest Ohio on 11/3.

    I TRY not to subscribe to conspiracy theories, but…well, you know.

    Thanks for the linkage, and have a good weekend!

    December 17, 2004
  • Minnesota is a blue state.

    But, yeah, I want to keep track of the voting irregularities also.

    Also, thanks for another liberal op-ed person to keep track of at the times.

    December 18, 2004
  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I thought that too

    Yeah, I thought he caved too soon. I’m not sure I’m prepared to use the word collusion, but —

    December 19, 2004
  • Anonymous

    Exit polls —

    Yeah; it wasn’t in Democratic precincts that people had to stand in the rain for ten hours in order to vote. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

    Meantime, for those of our neighbors who did vote for Bush (against their own interest), I’ve been putting notes in Salvation Army kettles that say, essentially: “You claim to be a Christian. You claim to want to help the poor. Then why did you Christians help Bush win? No donation from me; I’m a Democrat, and my charity is going elsewhere.”

    Godzzila

    December 19, 2004
  • If you want to talk about collusion, how about Gore? He walked away from a fight that could have saved a world of pain.

    December 20, 2004
  • Gore? Oh, yeah – I forgot about him.

    (ok, not really, but this is as smart-alecky as I can get first thing Monday morning…)

    I don’t know – I think the Bush Bros. stole the FL election back then, but Bush & Co. also snowed a lot of voters with his lies about being MOTR, moderate, compassionate (gak! hairball, sorry) and a “uniter”. I think that election was pretty close, whereas I’m really thinking that this recent one was planned from the start.

    December 20, 2004
  • Well, I think collusion isn’t quite right. There’s no doubt that Kerry wanted to win badly—I think on the face of it he just didn’t have enough ammunition to do so on election day or the day after.

    My weekend was splendid, thank you. As I hope was yours.

    December 20, 2004
  • Minnesota is a blue state.

    You’re right, of course. Thanks. I don’t know which Times columnist is the new one to you; Herbert’s been there linger than Krugman, but they’re both pretty high profile columnists.

    December 20, 2004
  • Re: Exit polls —

    I’ve been putting notes in Salvation Army kettles…

    What a GREAT idea! I love that. I think the Salvation Army has the best public relations luck in the world: they’re a right-wing fundamentalist cabal that enjoys almost universal approval as a benign caretaker of the destitute.

    December 20, 2004
  • Well, walking away from a fight…I don’t know. The Supremes pretty much sealed the fate of Gore—I don’t know what he could have done after that ruling without resorting to armed insurrection.

    December 20, 2004
  • Re: Exit polls —

    Excellent. I’m passing this on. Thanks.

    December 20, 2004
  • It’s Herbert, believe it or else. I like Krugman a lot. When he announced taking a break to write a textbook, I thought “No! No! Paul! We neeeeed you!”

    December 20, 2004

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