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The NYTimes on Sandra Day O'Connor admitting to regret over stealing the election for her appointor's veep's kid and killing oodles of Iraqis as a result:
So now it turns out that the retired justice, just past her 83rd birthday, does have second thoughts about Bush v. Gore and, more to the point, is willing to express them. She told the editorial board of The Chicago Tribune last week that she thinks the court made a mistake by intervening in the disputed Florida election in the first place. “Maybe the court should have said, ‘We’re not going to take it, goodbye,’ ” she said, as quoted by The Tribune. While Florida’s election officials had “kind of messed it up,” she said, “probably the Supreme Court added to the problem at the end of the day.”
It’s so unusual for a Supreme Court justice to express after-the-fact doubts – let alone Sandra Day O’Connor, let alone one of the highest-profile decisions of recent years – that it’s worth thinking about what she said and putting her words in context.
People who obviously know Sandra O’Connor better than I do say that her comments reflect a view she came to some time ago. “This is more of a piece than not,” was the reaction of Joan Biskupic, whose insightful book, “Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice,” appeared shortly after the justice’s retirement in 2005. Justice O’Connor “has long been subtly distancing herself from Bush v. Gore,” her biographer told me, adding: “She plainly does not want Bush v. Gore to define her legacy.”
Well she should have ####### thought of that before, now, shouldn't she?
Word. "She said, 'probably the Supreme Court added to the problem at the end of the day.'” Gee, ya think?
Yeah this looks like CYA to me.
Did you read the portion you quoted? She doesn't say the decision was wrong; she says that maybe they shouldn't have granted cert.
...and whose secretary of state was a blubbering incompetent...
Purge of voters
Harris's purge of voters in Florida removed both ineligible and eligible voters. Harris, along with state division of elections director Clay Roberts, and Governor Jeb Bush used an inaccurate ineligible-voter list that eliminated a disproportionate number of eligible African Americans from Florida voter rolls. According to journalist Jake Tapper, the problem went uncorrected for two years despite the warnings and complaints of elections supervisor Ion Sancho, and affected the 2000 presidential election.
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