Talking Points thought he’d said enough about Al Gore’s new state-wide recount gambit; but he was wrong. Anytime your spin makes your opponent respond with counter-spin that is self-defeating and transparently moronic you know you’re dishing out some really good spin.
Think Gore’s offer last night was generous? Generous, Shmenerous! Listen to the Washington Post‘s David Broder summarize the Republican line: “Bush aides said … that the offer of a statewide hand count was less generous than it seemed. Looking at precinct returns even in counties carried by Bush, they said, more spoiled or uncounted ballots may have been cast by Democrats than by Republicans.”
Good point! In other words, this is a devious ploy by the vice-president to demonstrate that he really won the election.
There’s no denying this was a tactical coup for Gore. Let’s get him into the White House and have him loose some of that mojo on Saddam Hussein!
Of course, the fight’s far from over. Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris may exercise her authority to burn all remaining uncounted ballots, which from what I see of Florida election law she is probably entitled to do. But for right now the veep is looking pretty good.