Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Loyalty Above All

I say a lot of bad things about Republicans but I have to admit, they are loyal to each other. When the rest of the world was saying "Donald Rumsfeld is some kind of idiot!" and Rumsfeld himself offered to  resign, Bush wouldn't let him. When Michael Steele was making a particular mess of the RNC, did they fire him immediately? No they waited a long, long time. Even when Tom DeLay was facing expulsion from the house for ethics violations, their first move was to float a bill changing the house rules to allow him to stay. Couldn't quite get that one to fly, but they took a stab at it.

Which is why Broward County Supervisor Of Elections Dr. Brenda Snipes has nothing to worry about. Even though it's about two weeks after the election and they just found over 900 ballots, uncounted, in a warehouse.
Snipes said there is no reason for alarm. "I've run several elections here, and this election was run no different than any other," she said. "I think the difference with this election is that there was a close race between the two presidential candidates, and there was pressure put on everyone, including our office, to get all of the votes, count, count, count, so you don't have an opportunity to check every box that comes back because you got to get what you got in hand and get it out of there, so if the voters would rather that we kind of sit back and relax and then clean up and find ballots. Then I think they would really be very upset." 
She said that further complicating this election was a very long ballot filled with proposed amendments. Snipes has promised that her department will meet their deadline by Sunday.
Come on, you heard the lady. It was a close presidential race. How could anyone in Florida conceive a thing like THAT happening? It's like the very long lines at the ballot. Who'd have thought people might VOTE in this thing?

Anyway, look forward to the interviews in 2016. Snipes will be great then.

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