I'm sitting here at work watching the election results. As my fellow
cow-orker S. just said, “This is as much fun as watching a football
Current score: Bush leading Gore with less than 1,000,000 popular votes,
and both are tied with 242 Electoral College votes, five states remaining,
including Florida and all five states are very close.
Simply incredible. Much more interesting than the '80 and '84 elections
(where Regan won with 49 states ('80) and 50 states ('84)).
[Setting: modern newsroom with thousands of TVs in the background.
Talking heads abound the newsroom. The camera focuses in on one of
TALKING HEAD #1
So I think at this point a tie in the Electoral College is impossible and it
will never get to the House. Is that correct? Is a tie impossible?
[Turns to another talking head]
TALKING HEAD #2
[Picks up paper and pen and starts scribbling]
Well, right now it's two fourty two to two fourty two and you need
twenty-eight to win but if you take Florida with twenty-five, you carry the
one over and then if you add in Nevada and Wisconsin you …
TALKING HEAD #1
[Talking over TALKING HEAD #2]
I'm sorry I asked the question. I must apologize to the American public
about this. I'm so sorry I asked the question.
Well that's a first! A dead guy (Mel Carnahan) was just elected to the
Now isn't that special.
My God! The buiding is falling down! There's a rain of debris falling
among the crew here! Help! Help!
The guys are now working on the root right above my office and it's just
horrible! My god I'm expecting a working to come falling through the
ceiling any second now.
Good lord! It sounds like the ceiling is caving in!
Jesus Christ! Where's my hard hat?
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