Wednesday, November 08, 2000
Neck and neck
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 match.”
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 them.]
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.
Dead Men tell no tales, but do get elected
Well that's a first! A dead guy (Mel Carnahan) was just elected to the Senate.
Now isn't that special.
Fall down, go boom
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.
This bodes not well
Good lord! It sounds like the ceiling is caving in!
Jesus Christ! Where's my hard hat?