Re "In His Image," Opinion, Jan. 5: William Schneider attempts to continue the Democrats' rewriting of history when he claims the Supreme Court put George W. Bush in office. The postelection studies of Florida votes concluded that Bush would have been elected if the Supreme Court had allowed votes to be counted as Al Gore requested.
What Schneider also ignores with his unfounded comment are the sleazy tactics of Democrats across the country, such as blocking votes by overseas military personnel and pulling a fast one on Missouri courts to keep polls open late in St. Louis -- not to mention the networks announcing Florida results before the polls closed, costing Bush his advantage in the panhandle counties.
Let's see now, as the revisionists would have it, a lazy, rich, stupid oilman somehow coerced the Supreme Court into ignoring the Constitution. I guess what the court should have done is allow Florida to ignore the laws that were on its books, as the Florida Supreme Court decided. Give me a break.
Richard Van Kirk
Why would a liberal Democrat choose to write, and why would The Times choose to print, an analysis of George W. Bush and the Republican Party? Any credibility that Schneider might have had was lost in his first paragraph with the phrase "the Supreme Court, which made Bush president." Anyone who deals in facts rather than emotions knows that the electoral college elected Bush president and that no one "made Bush president." Accept the fact that Gore was defeated and move on.