"Political language -- and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists -- is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."
-- George Orwell, Politics and the English Language
Monday, May 30, 2005
Remember a few years back, the endless taunts of "get over it" from the Bush claque? Remember when we were all just supposed to magically forget that W's dad's friends on the Supreme Court handed the gig over to him, thanks in no small part to the tireless efforts of paid GOP hacks protesting at the recount site, and harassing and intimidating the vote officials?
Well, that was then and this is now, bub. Now we have a situation where a Democrat won a closely contested election, and they just can't seem to get over it.
Wenatchee, Wash. -- A judge declined Friday to dismiss a Republican lawsuit seeking to remove Gov. Christine Gregoire from office because of alleged fraud and illegal votes in her election last year.
The judge, John E. Bridges of Chelan County Superior Court, said Democrats would have to present their case before he ruled on the merits of either party's arguments.
In denying the Democrats' request for a dismissal, which came immediately after Republicans rested their case here Friday, Bridges said he was seeking to create a robust record in a trial that could have repercussions that might include the removal of a sitting governor or a change in the state's election procedures. Whatever the outcome, the decision is certain to be appealed to the State Supreme Court.