I couldn't have possibly disagreed more strongly with the [Supreme Court's Bush v. Gore] opinion . . . But I knew what course of action best served our republic.Earth to Al: It was the f*cking Supreme Court, baby. Short of armed insurrection, you were pretty much played out. Please don't try to paint it as a noble sacrifice.
Even though many of my supporters said they were unwilling to accept a ruling which they suspected was brazenly partisan in its motivation and simply not entitled to their respect, less than 24 hours later, I went before the American people to reaffirm the bedrock principle that we are a nation of laws, not men. "There is a higher duty than the one we owe to a political party," I said. "This is America and we put country before party."
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