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February 09, 2005

A L Kennedy.

It would appear that A L Kennedy is a little lacking in historical knowledge:

I would use the word presidency if George Junior had even once been genuinely elected by a majority of the American people, but dynasty seems more appropriate, suggesting, as it does, the passing on of hereditary rule from father to son.

I realise it was all of 49 months ago but where is  Slick Willie in this story?

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I still don't understand what all this fuss about the popular vote is. If Kennedy wants to say that the SCOTUS should not have stopped the 2000 election - well, there's certainly a strong arguement to support that but there's also precedent for that sort of intervention. BUT, even if you regard the 2000 election as invalid you can't deny that W made it into office in 2004 as legally as any other president before him.

Corect me if I'm wrong, but your Prime Minister isn't elected by popular vote either. He's appointed by the monarch from Parliament as the guy considered most likely to get the others to do any work.

Posted by: Agammamon | Feb 9, 2005 1:30:48 PM

And as I recall, W was elected this time with a higher percentage of the vote than any Democrat in the 20th century but FDR once and LBJ. So, whom exactly does this guy call legitimate? Uncle Ronny and Tricky Dicky I guess, but who else?

Posted by: Mark | Feb 10, 2005 1:02:39 AM