Talking Points isn’t sure he really grasped the full meaning of the word ‘Schadenfreude’ until this moment.
(‘Schadenfreude’? Websters defines it as “enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others.” Doesn’t it figure you’d have to go to German to find a word that describes such an ugly sentiment?)
But boy is he feeling it now.
Right now he’s really enjoying watching the dread and rage on the face of Bush attorney Phil Beck as he tries, rather obviously, to tell Judge Terry Lewis that he basically needs to undo or ignore what the Florida Supremes just told Lewis to do.
Nice try, Phil.
At one point Beck argued that determining a rule or standard for judging undervotes (dimples, pregnant, etc.) would mean ‘changing the rules after the election.’ But then Judge Lewis shot back: don’t the Republicans also argue that there is no standard? How can you change the standard when there is no standard determined, he asked.
Good point, judge!
And now Beck is serving up the bogus argument about undervotes and discrimination against Cuban-Americans in Miami-Dade. (Here’s the doctrine about why counting only undervotes is fair.)
“enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others â¦”
You got that right.