Thursday, January 20, 2005

When is 3,000,000-plus votes considered a landslide?



Question: When is 3,000,000-plus votes considered a landslide?

West Wing - Swiss Diplomacy
TOBY: The President says all you need is one, the rest are for ego.
KAREN: Uh-huh, and how many did the President win by?
TOBY: About three and a half million.
(Later)
TOBY : "Start getting used to the fact that we won in a landslide. We can show some fight on this."

Toby was referring to the upcoming fight with a hostile opposing party (Republicans) on cabinet nominations. George W. Bush won by 3,319,608 votes and is now facing a hostile opposing party on cabinet nominations. Sometimes you just cannot make this stuff up.

(Hat Tip - Media Research Center)