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Monday, February 11, 2008

Huckabee: I Was Against Counting All the Votes Before I Was For Counting All the Votes

posted by on February 11 at 15:27 PM

Remember 2000?

The nation’s Republican governors contended today that the Gore campaign was ”brutally abusing” the good name of Florida’s top election official and seriously threatening the foundations of American democracy by continuing to challenge the results of the state’s presidential balloting.


Ms. Harris is the top election official in Florida, and she has contended, and ruled, since the first round of ballot-counting was completed that Governor Bush appeared to be the winner, pending a count of some late-arriving absentee ballots. That contention has been the basis of much of the legal action questioning the results of the balloting.

Almost all the 26 governors here campaigned hard for the Bush ticket throughout the summer and fall. Many — among them Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, Bob Taft of Ohio, Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania, William J. Janklow of South Dakota, Don Sundquist of Tennessee and the association’s chairman and vice chairman, Edward T. Schafer of North Dakota and James S. Gilmore III of Virginia — eagerly joined Mr. Graves in his condemnation of the Gore recount efforts and of the attacks on Ms. Harris.

Thanks, Slog tipster Rob!

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Hypocrisy, thy name is Republican.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 11, 2008 3:44 PM

When presented with this fact from 2000, Gov. Huckabee simply said, "Y'all got me there," and then rested his chin on his left hand as muted trumpets played a descending chromatic scale.

Posted by Bub | February 11, 2008 4:57 PM

Capt. Renault: "I am shocked, SHOCKED to find that gambling is going on in here!"

Croupier: "Here are your winnings, sir."

Capt. Renault: "Oh, thank you very much."

Posted by COMTE | February 11, 2008 5:21 PM

Irony rules.

Posted by Greg | February 11, 2008 5:49 PM

But wait -- wasn't the point of the Florida recount that the Democrats only wanted CERTAIN districts recounted? I seem to recall that one Republican argument was, "Gore is being selective; he doesn't want all the votes checked, only the ones likely to go to him."

So I guess the only sure thing is that all politicians are sneaks, regardless of party.

Posted by mattymatt | February 11, 2008 6:20 PM

@5 - No, that actual point is that Huckabee is a batshit lunatic douche. Don't drift from the main topic.

Posted by Wowza | February 11, 2008 6:25 PM

"Counting" is not "Re-Counting."

Posted by Mr. Joshua | February 12, 2008 12:44 AM

IIRC, Florida law didn't allow Gore to ask for a statewide recount.

Posted by ru shur | February 12, 2008 11:08 AM

Exactly what I was thinking the other day.
He is a hypocrite.

Posted by -B- | February 12, 2008 1:15 PM

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