Since Justice Scalia has brought Bush v. Gore back into the news, I’ll dust off an old poem about it, inspired by the following part of that 5-4 Supreme Court decision:
Because it is evident that any recount seeking to meet the December 12 date will be unconstitutional…, we reverse the judgment of the Supreme Court of Florida ordering a recount to proceed.
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For the wise Supreme Court, which the nation reveres,
For the justices, given the charge to restore
Our respect for and faith in our system, three cheers!
They’ve put all speculation to rest evermore:
It’s hello to George W., ‘bye ‘bye Al Gore!
And the crux, which the court’s sage majority notes,
Is an argument nobody’d thought of before:
There’s just not enough time to count all the votes.
More of this poem after the jump