Indecision 2000: The Palindrome Contest

Indecision 2000: The Palindrome Contest

Indecision 2000: The Palindrome Contest

Gossip, speculation, and scuttlebutt about politics.
Nov. 28 2000 1:53 PM

Indecision 2000: The Palindrome Contest

Matt Franklin, who came in fifth in Chatterbox's Super Tuesday Palindrome Contest (and also scored three honorable mentions), today submitted the following unsolicited palindrome concerning the Miami mayhem that may have cost Al Gore the election:

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Miami-Dade illusory: T. DeLay's apes abase.

Pa's Yaled tyro, sullied a dim aim.

Chatterbox invites readers (and especially Benjamin Zimmer of Indonesia, who scored an astonishing first, third, and fourth place in the Super Tuesday contest) to try to top Franklin's excellent entry. Palindromes must concern the unexpected postelection phase of the 2000 election and may express any political viewpoint. (Obscene or libelous palindromes, obviously, will be disqualified.) Send entries to chatterbox@slate.com by 3 p.m. EST on Nov. 30 (Thursday). Void where prohibited by law. A penny saved is a penny earned. The management is not responsible for lost or stolen items. The cover-up is worse than the crime.