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  •  Why the Supreme Court stepped in... my theory... (5+ / 0-)

    I've been thinking about this for years. The Constitution has a clear provision that unresolved elections go to the Congress, where it was always presumed the Republican House at that time would have voted in Bush - so WHY did the Court step in?

    It turns out nobody was paying attention to the Senate, and the provision in the Constitution that gives the unresolved election of the VICE-President to the Senate.

    Based on what I can find, it is the NEW Congress that votes, presumably January 1. And it was clear in the 2000 election results that the Democrats had just won back the Senate.

    In this case, I believe if the Supreme Court had left the election to the Constitution, the risk was that the House would elect George W. Bush President, but the Senate would NOT have elected Dick Cheney as Vice-President. And everyone knew the Presidency was really in Cheney's hands and not meant for W.

    Hence, the Supreme Court cabal of 5 stepped in to preserve the (vice) Presidency of Dick Cheney.

    •  You've opened my eyes. (1+ / 0-)
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      Timothy J

      I hope this comment doesn't get lost. It explains a great deal that I'd never even considered. I've been more focused on the neocons the last years.

      I know some of the neocons are connected to some of the purposely obscure who have vast quantities of old money. IIRC, HW suggested that W have Cheney chair his vice-presidential search committee. After some candidates were reviewed, W asked Cheney's opinion, and Cheney recommended himself.

      Don't mean to conspiracize, just thinking out loud about how Cheney took power.

      Thank you for taking the time to write.

      "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

      by cotterperson on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 11:18:44 AM PST

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