It's time for the third installment of…Cockblock the Vote! This is one you all might remember…
Our current kettle of fish first started — or was first noticed — on the evening of November 7, 2000, when television news networks reported that future movie star Al Gore had won Florida's 25 electoral votes, then said it was too close to call, then said it was Bush, then said it was too close to call again (nowadays we all rely on the Internet for this sort of thing, which is much more reliable). This led to a series of recounts, with the Gore campaign making the fatal error of only asking to recount the votes of the counties he assumed voted for him, and the Bush campaign using the relatively more successful strategy of having a bunch of their candidate's dad's friends on the Supreme Court. By a vote of 5-4, one of the most controversial in history, the Court ruled that George W. Bush would be our 43rd President, paving the way for a legacy that would include sweeping changes to federal policy, the War in Iraq, and "Lil' Bush," Wednesdays at 10:30p on Comedy Central, check local listings.
Tags: Al Gore, Cockblock the Vote, George W. Bush