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AFP is reporting that several members of the House of Representatives have asked the UN to send observers to "ensure free and fair elections in America."
That's right. Apparently nine representatives (the only one named is the ringleader, Florida representative Eddie Bernice Johnson) of our legislative body believe that the American election system is so flawed that we need the UN (the UN!!!) to babysit.
Representative Johnson explained, "This is the first step in making sure that history does not repeat itself." The history of what? A Republican being elected president? A Democrat losing?
Even if the US electoral system was as rudimentary and chaotic as that of a third world country, no rational lawmaker would believe the UN could offer any assistance whatsoever. This is just one of many preemptory moves by a certain political party to set up issues before they lose the November election. I can see it all in my mind: Kofi Annan making a fuss about how US elections are so unfair that the winner (Bush) isn't the legitimate leader of the free world, a Michael Moore "documentary" . . . .
I want to know who the other 8 nitwits are, and I'll post their names here when I find out.
UPDATE: I did a quick internet search on Eddie Bernice Johnson, and the AFP was wrong. She's from Texas, not Florida. And she's a Democrat.Sphere It View blog reactions
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