The Jade Monkey

I didn't have a superiority complex until inferior people gave me one.

Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States


I disagree with Hugh

Barbara Boxer's not stupid; she's evil and will do absolutely anything to further her heinous agenda. Well, alright, she might be stupid too. Signing onto such a monumentally stupid, obviously partisan, and utterly inconsequential challenge is certainly pretty stupid.

From Captain's Quarters:

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., signed a challenge mounted by House Democrats to Ohio's 20 electoral votes, which put Bush over the top. By law, a challenge signed by members of the House and Senate requires both chambers to meet separately for up to two hours to consider it. Lawmakers are allowed to speak for no more than five minutes each.

While Bush's victory is not in jeopardy, the Democratic challenge will force Congress to interrupt tallying the Electoral College vote, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. EST Thursday. It would be only the second time since 1877 that the House and Senate were forced into separate meetings to consider electoral votes.

"I have concluded that objecting to the electoral votes from Ohio is the only immediate way to bring these issues to light by allowing you to have a two-hour debate to let the American people know the facts surrounding Ohio's election," Boxer wrote in a letter to Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, a leader of the Democratic effort.

Of course, she's safely ensconced in the Senate, being from Kalifornia, and even then, she's free from review for another 6 years, having just, to the state's eternal shame, won re-election. Perhaps she's placing her bets on it all having blown over by 2010, in return for even the slightest chance of delegitimizing the President, and so she is perhaps not so stupid after all. She may also be trying to damage Ken Blackwell's gubenatorial chances in Ohio, with the same racist motives the Democrats are now trying to smear Alberto Gonzales in his confirmation hearings (also in the same manner in which the media went into a tizzy over the Rumsfeld non-story, trying to bring down Bush's deputies since they failed miserably in their attempts to bring down the man himself).

ETA: Powerline's discussion on the matter.


Blogger Keaukina said...

Hi, Jade Monkey, Barbara Boxer is so stupid she threatened the BCS with "Congressional oversight" because her California "Golden Bears" weren't chosen to play in the Rose Bowl! If you missed this, see my post I celebrated when Texas Tech flattened them in the Holiday Bowl! She seems to have appointed herself to be the new "patron saint of lost causes".

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