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SCANDAL ABC: Whose Side Are You On - Olivia Pope's, David Rosen's or the People's?

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Any Questions? aired May 9, 2013. Fitz tells Olivia that he will not run for re-election. She confronts him, asking if he is not going to run again because he believes what his father told him about himself (that he will never amount to anything).   Or is he doing something "bold and true"? She tells him that he is quitting because he believes he cannot win on his own, that he feels he does not have what it takes to be a legitimate president. She continues and tells him that he would not think any of that if it were not for Defiance. What they did to him in Defiance. What she did to him in Defiance. As Olivia begins to tell him what to do about all this, and about Melllie's accusations of his cheating on her, Fitz tells Olivia to "stand down," that he will fix the problem, not her. Talk about being dismissive of women!

It turns out, though, that Olivia does help him change his mind. After the conversation he has with her, Fitz announces to the press that his marriage is none of their business and that he is going to run for a second term.

Cyrus and Olivia tell each other that they believe in Fitz. Hah! They believed in him so much that they rigged the election in Defiance because they feared he might not win. Cyrus tells Fitz that Olivia is a "heck of a gal." Talk again about being dismissive of women.

Does anyone remember who Billy Chambers is?   He has not been in a Scandal episode for a long time. We learn that Billy Chambers is the mole, is Albatross, and that David Rosen has taken the Cytron memory card from Olivia's safe to give it to Chambers. This is the memory card from the touchscreen electronic voting machine in Defiance, Ohio. The smoking gun of the rigged Defiance, Ohio election.

David's motives at this point are unclear to me and probably to himself too. If he is still a good guy, how could he team up with murderer and nasty guy Billy Chambers? Or is he so enraged at Olivia and her gladiators for stealing the memory card from him in the first place (and they really did steal it from him -- that is, Abby did) that he no longer has clear motives or even knows what his motives are?

Olivia is afraid that Fitz will eventually come to hate her because of her role in rigging Defiance. She does not seem to be concerned that she has been totally unethical by taking part in the rigging. She appears willing to forgo any conscience problems -- for Fitz? For the country? Or does she believe that Fitz's winning a second term without any rigging somehow will clean up the past. Disappearing it, so to speak.

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Cyrus can be trusted to betray the people of the USA again. He already rigged one election that we know of. The way he humiliated James in this week's episode was hateful beyond belief. He is NG - no good.  

Moreover, Cyrus continues with his acceptance and okaying of the rigging and tells Olivia that if Fitz does not run for a second term, "the Republican party will never recover from it; and if it does, it won't be for years and it will be in the hands of Sally Langston and her conservative overlords." Olivia responds honestly to Cyrus, "We have already changed the future of this country once, Cyrus. Isn't that enough?"

And Fitz? He hasn't confessed to the country that the election was rigged and that he murdered Verna, the Supreme Court Justice who was going to sing. Some good guy president!


Is there anyone who is going to out this crime of the century? Remember, way back when, Cyrus said to Olivia that the White House has been stolen before and it will be stolen again. Was he referring to Bush W. 2000? Are there any truth tellers in this whole hot mess of characters?

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Marta Steele tells us about the work of voting rights activists to get back our country from rigged elections stolen by electronic voting machines in her book GRASSROOTS, GEEKS, PROS, AND POLLS.

BradBlog writes about the Sanford embarrassment of an election on May 7, 2013, in South Carolina, and the paperless DRE's.

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Sheila Parks, Ed.D., is a former college professor. She had a spiritual awakening many years ago and left her career to do peace and justice work full time. She is the founder of the grassroots group On Behalf of Planet Earth (found on FB). The (more...)

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