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Thursday, 16 November 2000 12:00 AM

Some of our enemies overseas may be taking this whole election situation as a sign of American weakness. They might believe the idiots who are screaming "Constitutional Crisis!" where there just isn’t one.

You see, these folks just don’t understand a system based on the rule of law. (Come to think of it, neither do many Americans.) At any rate, when they see lawyers running to the courts they immediately get the idea that our election is out of control and crashing.

Could this be a good time to try a little global adventure? Could it be a good time for China, for instance, to move on Taiwan?

Bill Gertz, the national security reporter for the

Domestically, it may also be an opportune time for sneaky power plays. For example, with the news media focused on Florida, Bill Clinton's policy of ruling by executive order continues unabated.

Last Thursday, Clinton signed proclamations designating Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, a 293,000-acre tract of land near the Arizona-Utah state line. He also added more than 660,000 acres to the Craters of the Moon National Monument in central Idaho. That's nearly 1 million acres of land that Bill Clinton just declared off-limits to mining and public access.

This brouhaha down in Florida is dangerous. It's dangerous because few people, mostly from watchdog organizations, are keeping tabs on what Bill Clinton does in his final days as president. He's still itching to cement a legacy. Why else would he be in Asia right now except to present himself as a great foreign-policy leader?

So, with the benefit of a media that's ignoring him, Bill Clinton gets to make a few more royal proclamations before he's through.

"Stroke of the pen, law of the land." That's how Paul Begala described it.

Thank heavens we don't have to put up with much more of Bill Clinton.

Chads all over the place!

The

Evidently chads were seen on the floor in the recount room. Every single chad could be an additional vote for Al Gore in the process. A Republican Party attorney says that "the more people who handle [the ballots] the more chads fall off." And how many people handle the ballots? Well, in the recount process each ballot is handled by three people – all Democrats – who hold up the card, flip it around and pass it around.

Does anyone out there see how this process could possibly be fair? Those cards were designed to be counted by machine. They were counted by machine – twice. The Democrats didn’t like the results, so now they’re pushing the hand recount in their heavily Democratic strongholds.

Those chads on the floor? As someone said, they should all be bagged and sold. They will someday become the symbols of a stolen election.

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