November 11, 2006

Bush asks for “do over” on mid-term election

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:51 am by thewashingtonbeltsider

by Tom Toburn

In a televised address to the nation Thursday, President Bush took the extraordinary step of asking for a “do-over” of the Congressional election held on Tuesday, “because I think we may have made some mistakes.”  He assured Americans that his values are American values, and his decisions have made the country safer, “but I can promise people some other stuff too.  I just didn’t realize there was going to be so many problems getting people to vote for me.”

Though “do overs” have been relatively unprecedented in national electionsimages-6.jpg in this country, there are other modern-day examples based on leaders’ disliking election results in Pakistan, Peru, Uganda, and in Iraq under former President Saddam Hussein.

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