“This was a calibration error of the touch-screen on the machine,” Scalzitti said. “When Mr. Moynihan used the touch-screen, it improperly assigned his votes due to improper calibration.”
A “calibration error” – indeed: if you vote for one candidate with an “R” after his name and the machine registers a vote for the candidate with a “D” after his name, you could call that a calibration error. The same way you could call going in for a surgery to have your gangrenous left leg amputated and the doctor mistakenly removes the right leg instead, a “calibration error.”
Nobody around here seemed to surprised to hear about this little problem. In fact we’re so familiar with the phenomenon that we keep a running list of the current top ten “calibration errors.” Here they are, so far, in descending order:
10. EPA Phony Emails
9. GSA Goes Wild
8. Pigford phony scandal
7. Solyndra et al, phony solar companies
6. Fast and Furious phony scandal
5. IRS phony scandal
4. VA phony scandal
3. Benghazi phony scandal
2. Obamacare phony healthcare
And the NUMBER ONE “calibration error” of the past 6 years is (drum roll please):
"Mistakes were made"
`I can't believe that!' said Alice.
`Can't you?' the Queen said in a pitying tone. `Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.'
Alice laughed. `There's no use trying,' she said: `one can't believe impossible things.'
`I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. `When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. – Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network