For those not in the know, Kerry kicked in $250,000 to help the Dems. fund the hand recount. They needed a total of $750,000. Now that this hand recount has changed the outcome, guess what? The Dems. (and Kerry) get their money back, and the cost goes WAY up to cover the cost of the hand recount, and guess who pays? Yep...the taxpayers of Washington state, who else?
Now...we've had the main election, Rossi won by 261 votes. Then we had the machine recount, and Rossi WON AGAIN, this time with a margin of like 42 votes. Then the Dems. started crying, and funded the hand recount...where...guess what...drum roll, please....723 ballots somehow magically appeared in King County (the largest county by population) and not surprisingly, the Democratic-controlled state government ordered them included, too. And, Gregoire is now ahead.
This is ridiculous. King County has made a mockery of the election process, and we'll never know who won. Gregoire the Democrat will be sworn in, because the Dems. always win high offices here. It's just the way it is. But, remember that a lot of Dems. this time crossed party lines and voted for Rossi, and Gregoire, barring a miracle in her 1st term, will have a huge fight to win reelection in 2008.
And the winner for best actress is....REESE WITHERSPOON for 'Walk the Line'!!!!!!!!