Friday, November 07, 2008

Presidental Transition

Sharon made an interesting point last night that I had not really thought about. She pointed out that it has been 16 years since we have gotten an opportunity to watch an extended and orderly transition from one president to another. Clinton served from 1992 to 2000. In 2000, the results of the election were hotly contested into the middle of December. The United States Supreme Court stopped the Florida recount on December 9, 2000 and then issued a decision on Bush v. Gore on December 12.

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