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Sure we can do something about it--within limits. We can't put him out of office at the moment, but to just say he's president and we must accept it is no different from the French who accepted Vichy.

There is a difference. Here, you can say publicly that you don't accept him as President without fear of being arrested and/or shot. (I want to make sure I'm clear here . . . Vichy was the government installed by the Nazis in France, right?). And, I respect your right to say and believe it.

I don't view him as a legitimate President. However, he is The President, no matter how much we hate it. If you feel he's a pretender to the throne, what are you doing about it? Waiting for the next rounds of elections? Good. That's the same thing I'm doing.

In a previous debate with a guy on the Microsoft board about this same sort of thing, I made the argument that whoever won probably wouldn't win re-election (based on the track record of sitting vice-presidents, descendants of previous Presidents, and previously disputed elections). So, in the end, perhaps four years of Bush followed by a less Right-wing guy is better than 4 years of Gore followed by potentially 8 years of a Right-wing guy (or gal).

And according to Alan Dershowitz, the decision by the Supreme Court was criminal:

Interesting article. It's funny, one of the books cited there asserts that Kennedy was gunning for Chief Justice. I assumed it was Scalia. Somehow, with the change in the Senate, I don't know that either of them have a chance at the post.


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