Quote of the Day: The Avignon Presidency

Sometimes a writer comes up with a sentence that summarizes the broader meaning of the day’s news so well there’s not much you can add. Here’s Dave Weigel:

The way things are going, if the GOP doesn’t win this election, I’d say there’s a 20% chance of a congressional investigation into vote fraud and a 5% chance of an Avignon Presidency set up by those who refuse to believe the election was lost.

I’d say the first percentage is way too low, and with a few more days like this one, the second may be too low as well.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.