This election is shaping up to be very close — which means, from the point
of view of the Left, that if Bush wins, the result will be ILLEGITIMATE.
Now, the Left thinks that Republican victories are illegitimate per se.
This time, however, withe the example of Florida 2000 fully digested, the
trial lawyers will be all over a close Republican victory, and the
litigation will be endless. Collin Levey has a fine column on this prospect
in this morning’s edition of America’s Newspaper of Record.
Collin’s closing words:
“For the lawyers, the delicious turn of events since Florida 2000 is about
oh-so-much more than just assuring a future tort reform veto. If every
election is now potentially reversible in court, the litigation lobby will
finally have achieved its ascendancy over all three branches of government.
And for the Democratic Party, that seems to be a small price to pay for
never having to admit they’ve lost.”