(in addition to Pissed Off Patricia)
U.S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown who represents Central Florida wanted the UN to monitor the 2004 election. The UN turned her down but 55 European countries offered to help. She spoke to local news,WFTV.com: "Let me tell you something. The country looks weak. We don't have credibility around the world. We're talking about going to Iraq and other places to make sure they got democracy, and the world questions our democracy....Do you know what the rest of the world thinks of us? Who are we to go around and tell other people this is how you should run your election when you can't get it right here?"
My, she is spunky. I like her. Smart too. Critical thinker.
She had a >nice battle in the House too after Rep. Steve Buyer, R-Ind requested that the UN stay out of the US elections.
Congresswoman Brown retorted, "I come from Florida, where you and others participated in what I call the United States coup d'etat. We need to make sure it doesn't happen again," Brown said. "Over and over again after the election when you stole the election, you came back here and said, 'Get over it.' No, we're not going to get over it. And we want verification from the world."
Do you not love her?
Then the House got mad at her and said it was against the rules to use the word "Stole" when it comes to an election. So they voted to strike that from the record. The Republican-run House voted 219-187 along party lines to strike her words.
Well it made the news in a lot of places anyway. Not bad!
PS. Found this too. Congressman Kendrick Meek Compares Gov. Bush's Role In 2000 Recount To bin Laden's Hiding: "'The governor [Jeb Bush] was like bin Laden after the 2000 election. No one could find him when they had issues as it relates to so many African-American votes that were left on the floor in many supervisor of elections offices throughout the state."