i choose not to 'get over it'
The Dodd at Ipse Dixit believes that anyone still upset over the travesty of the 2000 Presidential election should "Get over it already." No doubt, Bush has pretended that he has a mandate, and it'd be awfully convenient for the Republicans if everyone else would get with that program as well. Still, I suspect that if things had turned out differently, we still wouldn't have heard the end of it from the Right.
Regardless, this New Yorker piece eloquently explains why that's the last thing we should do.
...there is no doubt that American democracy suffered a grievous wound....for the first time since the nineteenth century the United States is governed by a President who, as a candidate, was rejected at the polls.
The victory of a popular-vote loser in the Electoral College...would have created a ticklish dilemma even if it had happened cleanly. It did not happen cleanly. Florida was an unremitting travesty, right down to the awarding of the state and the Presidency to George W. Bush by the five most conservative Justices of the Supreme Court, in a decision so shoddily reasoned and so at odds with their normal jurisprudential inclinations that the only plausible explanation for it is that they were simply imposing their political preference.
The new President's response to all this was to ignore it. He made no attempt to broaden his government or to mitigate its program of putting money in the pockets of the rich, rolling back environmental protections, favoring energy extraction over conservation, and the rest. Bush's intransigence demanded a response, and it must be said that Gore did not provide one.
(via Talking Points Memo)