Pennsylvannia Governor Ed Rendell has decided to forego any formalities in denying election fraud and simply hire the fox to guard the henhouse. He has appointed Mark Aronchick to head the state’s new election oversight efforts. Of course, Rendell officials downplayed Aronchick’s partisan past and played up his long resume of public service over two decades.
Among what Rendell and the Democrats think are irrelevant points on his resume:
Aronchick has raised $100,000 for John Kerry.
Aronchick served as chairman of the Pennsylvania legal steering committee for the Kerry/Edwards campaign until September 22, 2004.
Aronchick argued on behalf of Al Gore concerning alleged voter irregularities in Florida.
But to prove he’s not partisan, he did offer a few words on President Bush.
Aronchick said of President Bush, “I haven’t seen this kind of anger and disdain directed at a president since the worst days of Richard Nixon. Bush is playing to base fears. He has a contemptible pseudosincerity. Our anger is that fundamental. It is primal. These are evil forces we’re up against. I’m 54 years old, a mature person, and I mean what I’m saying - there’s a heart of darkness.”
I can’t wait to see who the alternates are. Calling Mr. Soros. Is there a Mr. Moore in the house? Paging Mr. Carville.
Maybe we can get the ACLU, NAACP and Moveon.org to do some manual recounts.