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Apparently Bush is ready to accept his party's nomination for President. I just knew he'd say yes!

This wasn't publicized much during the year since the GOP set the dates for their Convention and 9/11 Exploitation Extravaganza, but having the convention so late actually put Bush in violation of Illinois election law. Here in the Land of Lincoln, ballots must be finalized 67 days before an election. By holding their convention in September (coincidentally the same month as the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on US soil -- imagine that!), the GOP missed the deadline by a week.

You might think that someone running for the highest office in the land would respect the law, say "oopsie," and move the convention back a few days so they could be in compliance. But, in the immortal words of the candidate in question, who cares what you think?

No, foolish citizen! When the law inconveniences Republicans, the law must be rewritten! And so it was. After a half-assed attempt by a few Democrats to prevent democracy from being so rudely abused, the General Assembly passed a new law specifically to allow Bush to be on the ballot this year, and Governor Blagojevich signed it in July. Doesn't that just make you feel all warm inside?

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