In case you weren’t watching, the battle for Washington state’s governorship is making the 2000 presidential skirmish in Florida look like the Elton John/George Michael spat by comparison.

Heavily Democratic King County, in a hand recount, is somehow discovering new usefulness for ballots that had been discarded for one reason or another. Republicans, who believe Dino Rossi’s 42-vote lead is legitimate, aren’t happy of course.

My friend Ron Crabb, who lives on Bainbridge Island in the waters off of Seattle, says “Hey, it’s not a fair election until a Democrat wins! Apparently the solution is for every voter to take a lawyer along with them when they vote.”

Just what we need.