Truth in Media Activism: Letters to Editors

Nov. 10, 2000

To: The Wall Street Journal: Too much blood and Gore?

A Coup de Gore

Re. “A Gore Coup d'Etat?” - a WSJ Editorial (Nov. 10, 2000)




The TiM editor's letter was published on Nov. 13, 2000, along with other election-related letters, under the headline "Lawyers Take Over"

November 10, 2000

Ned Crabb, Letters Editor


New York, NY


Subject: A letter to the editor re. “A Gore Coup d'Etat?” - a WSJ Editorial (Nov. 10, 2000)

Dear Ned,

In your Nov. 10 REVIEW & OUTLOOK piece, headlined "A Gore Coup d'Etat?," the Journal editors write:

"The cliff-hanging Florida results won't be final until the absentee-ballot deadline of November 17, but yesterday Gore campaign head William Daley told a news conference that no amount of recounting would do. Only one outcome would be acceptable "If the will of the people is to prevail, Al Gore should be awarded a victory in Florida and be our next President." And if the election results don't do that, the Gore campaign will try to find a judge to do it instead. In your ordinary banana republic, this would be recognized as a Gore coup d'etat." [...]


A Gore coup d'etat? (Review & Outlook, Nov. 10).  No. It would be a coup de Gore. For there is no state (etat) which such people want -- only power. 

Which is merely a state of mind. Some French kings thought otherwise ("L’état, c’est moi!" -- Louis XIV; 1638-1715), until their descendants were separated from their heads while believing in their omnipotence.

As John F. Kennedy put it, "if you make peaceful change impossible... you make violent revolution inevitable."  Why are the Democrats no longer quoting Kennedy? Because they see too much blood and Gore in his statement? 

 Best regards,

Bob Djurdjevic, Founder, Truth in Media, Phoenix, Ariz.

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