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Monday, May 10, 2004

On your marks, get set, ...

Cry: "Unfair!"

The recount of the results of the March 20 presidential election in Taiwan has begun today, and we can certainly expect more whining from the opposition crybaby sore losers before it's all over.

The parameters set for the recount by Taiwan's High Court state that it should be over within 10 days (just in time for the May 20 inauguration ceremony), and I expect that the pan-blue opposition "leaders" will do their damnedest to imitate the behavior of the sore loser of the 2000 presidential election in the United States.

Over the next week and a half, we will see the two-faced crybabies attempting to change the rules again, trying to redefine what an "invalid ballot" is, saying that the military alert (which has existed since the days of KMT rule) caused an "unfair" outcome, continuing to change their approach to the recount process, and demanding (again) that there be a whole new election.

In fact, pan-blue legislators were already complaining yesterday afternoon about the ballots in a bag in Taipei County which "wasn't sealed." According to an article in today's Chinese-language Liberty Times, the bag was simply being used to more conveniently move several smaller bags -- which were sealed -- to the recount location. While it's certainly not wrong for them to ask why the bag wasn't closed, it is wrong for them to take it to the media before even asking the appropriate people.

If and when Chen Shui-bian and Annette Lu are again declared the winners, the pan-blues will most likely say that the judiciary is biased in favor of the ruling party. I wish they would first allow the job to be finished. If they have reasonable complaints at that time, they can voice them reasonably. Until then, they should quit all their "pre-emptive" complaining.

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