Thursday, December 30, 2004

Earth to Dino Rossi...come in Dino...

This is very simple...but let me explain anyway. The person with the most votes wins. The people of Washington State voted. The people of Washington State counted their votes (twice by machine, with a known error rate of between 1% & 2%) and then by hand (much lower error rate...hopefully like zero based on the chosen counting method). The result...Dino Rossi's 40 vote (machine counted) lead evaporated, and now he's a sore loser wanting a revote. The Seattle Times (via Daily Kos) reports:

The night before Washington's secretary of state was scheduled to certify Democrat Christine Gregoire as the governor-elect, her Republican rival Dino Rossi called for a complete re-do of the longest, closest governor's race in state history.

"The uncertainty surrounding this election process isn't just bad for you and me -- it is bad for the entire state. People need to know for sure that the next governor actually won the election," Rossi said Wednesday evening, reading from a letter he sent to Gregoire.

Gregoire's spokesman Morton Brilliant said she would not be joining Rossi's call. "It's irresponsible to spend $4 million in taxpayer money on a new election just because you don't' like losing this one," Brilliant said.

Sounds a little like the kid back in elementary school threatening to take his football and go home unless he got to do a play over. Dino, suck it one likes a sore loser.