AUTHOR: Slublog DATE: 12/22/2004 11:56:00 AM ----- BODY: Beyond Parody - In the first count of votes in the Washington gubernatorial race, Republican Dino Rossi won by 241 votes. Democrats called it a tie and demanded a recount. After the recount, Rossi was still ahead, this time by 42 votes. Democrats called it a tie and paid for a hand recount of all ballots. During the hand recount process, Democrats pulled some funny business, and now Christine Gregoire is ahead by eight votes. The Democrats' response this time? "We're confident Christine Gregoire has been elected the governor of the state of Washington," Democratic Chairman Paul Berendt said. "I believe Dino Rossi should concede." You can't parody this party anymore. --------