What if, ten years ago this Sunday, the Supreme Court case Bush v. Gore had gone another way? If the court had found the methods of recounting ballots to be fair; and instead of George W. Bush, then Vice-President Al Gore won Florida's recount, and thus the 2000 presidential election? How different would our world look today? Would it look different at all?
That's a question that Kurt Andersen tried to answer, or at least ... ponder ... in this week's issue of New York Magazine. Kurt is the host of PRI's Studio 360, and in this conversation we hear some unexpected predictions in this bizarro-USA scenario. Like: What would happen to The Daily Show and Stephen Colbert? Would Eminem's career be the same if Tipper Gore were to be the First Lady?
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