Here's all I'm going to say:
I was travelling in Europe with a US group prior to and during the 2000 election, so I early-voted. We were in hotels with spotty TV access (this was 8 tech-years ago) so we were all eager to find out how the election had come out. The day after...we tried and tried to find results. To no avail. Over the next several days, the small amount of news about the excessively bizarre "hanging chad situation" that reached us only served to confuse us more. Talking with our Spanish hosts, one of them said to me, "What is wrong with your country?! Why can't they figure out this election?!" My question exactly.
And now this! I am embarrassed that the rest of the world is watching this.
And I think McCain and Palin need to go through a spanking machine.
(ps: I hate to think what sort of hits I will get now that I have the words "spanking machine" on my blog...)