Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

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Dear Readers,

Everybody is saying that the Fat Lady has sung, that George W. Bush is president-elect, that both he and Vice President Al Gore did wonderful jobs in their end-the-war speeches and that bipartisanship is in the offing on Capitol Hill. Oh yes, and I am Marie of Romania.

What brings this to mind is a little chat we had recently with a top Democrat who informed us that the Gore team is acting like a sore loser, and to expect surprises. "Like what?" we asked. "Keep an eye on the Electoral College" the fellow said. "Just like the recounts sponsored by powerful forces, look behind the curtain of what's happening with the electors. There's going to be hell to pay for some of these people. Just watch."

Granted, this conversation was just before Gore conceded to Bush. But in newspaper and TV stories since there certainly has been an element of truth to what he said. Challenges haven't abated, though they have gone somewhat underground. …

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