Robert Blarney

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Ripe Hypocrisy in Florida

As the Democrats' legal hurricane rages across the citrus orchards of the Sunshine State, a stench is emanating from the orange groves--and it isn't the smell of the Everglades. The Gore campaign has sunk to new lows by turning to the federal judiciary in a blatantly partisan effort to defy the recount process unanimously approved by the Florida Supreme Court. With all of his flashy trial lawyers and his own well-advertised intellect, you'd think Gore might understand that the U.S. Constitution leaves voting procedures and decisions to the states. The voters and ballot officials of Snopes County were well within their legal rights in demanding a manual recount. As everyone knows, Snopes County is conservative-Republican territory. It went almost two-to-one for George W. Bush. How preposterous, then, that more than 3,400 Snopes voters should have cast ballots for Ralph Nader! Indeed, Nader's next-best county yielded only 780 votes. Yet another 19,000 Snopes voters had...