Recount: New Docudrama Could Influence Election

An accidentally timely docudrama shows how the election of 2000 led to the obsessions of 2008

Gene Page

Kevin Spacey (left) and Denis Leary in a scene from the HBO Docudrama Recount"

After George W. Bush won Florida in 2000--O.K., I apologize to my Democrat readers for legitimizing Bush by using the word won. Also, I apologize to the Republicans for delegitimizing Bush by apologizing to the Democrats ...

This is what Florida has done to us. Nearly eight years after Bush--um, "became President"? Can we agree on that?--the Florida recount still grips our politics, down to its semantics. To choose a verb is to take sides. Florida is not just a state but a state of mind: the widely held attitude that the game is rigged (by the courts, the media, the...

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