We Have No Standing to Complain About Election Fraud
Craig Crawford June 15, 2009 6:00 AM CQ Politics
Who are we to gripe about Iran's arguably rigged election? We most likely elected the wrong guy in 2000.
If the Supreme Court had not hastily short-circuited the Florida recount, we might know for sure whether another tally could have confirmed what we now know to be true -- that most of the state's voters really intended to elect Al Gore. Or we might have seen some meaningful scrutiny of suspiciously late-arriving military overseas ballots that actually delivered George W. Bush's last-minute margin of victory.
Under the circumstances we probably ought to leave the outrage about Iran's questionable balloting to nations with a better established record of putting the real winners in office.