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Saturday, January 15, 2005

I'm Annoyed At Hannity...Again

If he wasn't such a loud, blatant liar and propagandist, he'd be easier to ignore. But he is, so I can't, so I write. This time it is, once again, about hypocrisy. More specifically, it is about double standards. The guy rants quite often about how horrible Liberals are, and how bad they are for having double standards about this and that. And of course, he claims complete purity in regard to this sin. Those of you with brains realize that is a bit of a lie. He proved this again, on tonight's Hannity and Colmes.

The issue was the recent governors' race in Washington State. After counting the ballots on election night, the Republican Dino Rossi was announced the winner by 261 votes. After a machine recount, his lead had dwindled to 42 votes. Then, after a hand recount, his Democratic rival Christine Gregoire won by 129 votes. I find that whole situation very odd in the first place, but that's not where my problem is tonight. And if you'd like to read more about the election story as it stood before you continue, you can click here.

Now begins my problem. Dino Rossi is now trying to have a new election decreed. I don't really have a problem with that; I don't know all the facts really to sort it all out. Besides, I don't live in WA, so it doesn't really matter. What gets me is that Hannity is vociferously FOR the new election.

Why? I can't find any writings of his reflecting what he said about it tonight, but this blog entry mentions the exact same points he brought up to defend that a new election was needed.

Some examples of the points (on the blog and also mentioned by Hannity tonight):

At least 1,200 more votes were counted in Seattle's King County than the number of individual voters who can be accounted for,

Some felons were turning out to vote.

People voted more than once.

Representative John Conyers sees many problems in the recent Presidential election in Ohio. He’s not asking for a new election. He’s not even asking for a recount. He’s asking for Congress to look into the “irregularities” in Ohio, and if necessary, take action. Click here for John Conyers' report on why he thinks there Congress should inquire into the problems.

Some of his points arguing for a Congressional inquiry in Ohio:

...the voting records of Perry county show significantly more votes than voters in some precincts, significantly less ballots than voters in other precincts...

...voters casting more than one ballot...

People who NOT felons were not being allowed to vote because the rolls listed them as felons.

Now, I recognize that some of Rep. Conyers' points are a bunch of race-card-pandering. But some, like the above, are quite legit. So, OH and WA have many of the same problems in their elections. Therefore, since Hannity has no double standard, he must be for a Congressional look into voting problems in Ohio too, right? Of course not, because he is a liar.

Now, I'm tired and going to bed. Why don't some of you email Mr. Hannity and ask him why he has this double standard? That'd be good.

Sweet dreams.

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