Supreme Court Did Not Pick Bush
Howie Kurtz regurgitates the Left’s favorite meme in an otherwise excellent column on Joe Lieberman’s troubles: “Here he was, one Supreme Court justice away from becoming vice president after the 2000 election. . . .”
No. He. Wasn’t.
Had the Supreme Court ruled the other way in Bush v. Gore, the outcome would have been identical. SCOTUS did not pick a president; it merely ruled on the constitutionality of the Florida high court’s recount order. Had that order been upheld, the recount would have been finished. And, absent malfeasance, Gore-Lieberman would still have finished a handful of votes behind Bush-Cheney in Florida. The recounts conducted by the major media outlets, including Kurtz’ employer, all had that outcome.
Why won’t this canard die?