Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Partisan hack: Just checked out CNN's election blog and there's a posting by Crossfire host/Kerry adviser Paul Begala regarding Florida:
How on God's Earth do we not have absentee ballots counted in Florida? Jeb Bush and Glenda Hood -- the Republican secretary of state playing the part of Katherine Harris -- are making the state look like a banana republic run by a bunch of banana Republicans.
I've been talking to Kerry campaign operatives in Ohio and Florida. The Kerry folks are pretty optimistic in Ohio; in Florida they are pretty angry that they can't get ballots counted.
The Democrats are doing it again. Vote-counting is a county function -- not something run at the state level. Jeb Bush and Glenda Hood have nothing to do with this. This responsibility is in the hands of county elections officials -- some Republican and some Democrat.
Begala knows better, but rather than be honest about the problem, he will use it as a stick to beat up on Republicans. It is too much to expect truth from Democrat spinmeisters when demogoguery is so easy.