The masterful performance by the show’s token liberal also includes the part where he refuses to accept that he shouted the word during a live television broadcast. But before Hannity confirms that tape was indeed rolling, a defiant Beckel, who claims he thought they were on break, leans back in his chair and says, “We’re not on the air.” Then he shifts the blame onto Hannity, saying,”You should run your show a little better instead of having me get caught right there.” It’s a comical scene during an otherwise insufferable segment in which tea party activist Neal Boortz claims, “Poverty is a mental disease.” By the end, Beckel believes he will be fired and vows silence, completing the fifth stage of grief.
Post-manual-recount Florida Senate **official** election results: Rick Scott (R) defeats Bill Nelson (D) by 10,033 votes.
The manual recount actually shifted the margin by 2,570 votes, which is more than twice as many as the previous record recount shift this century. The fact that Florida is a huge state helps, but that’s certainly notable.
25,543 fewer votes were cast in the Florida Senate race than governor’s race in Broward County. It’s possible—though by no means certain—that bad ballot design cost Bill Nelson his seat.