"But ask [Justice Rehnquist] to bet, play poker, or talk books and poetry, and Rehnquist was all smiles. His passion was betting. Usually $1 bets, but on serious issues like the 2000 presidential race. On Supreme Court stationery, he faxed bets back and forth to Obermayer, eventually picking Bush in an Electoral College blowout. When it didn't happen and the Florida recount headed to his court for a final decision, he typed another note: "I therefore feel obliged to cancel all my election bets in any way dependent on the Florida vote."
Rehnquist, 4-Stripe Justice--his stripes a first in US History--and Steinford boy, felt obliged to cancel all his election bets in any way dependent on the Florida vote, at least until he, Scalia and their cronies could fix things up, and find a way to prevent a presidential election recount. You may or may not care for Al Gore (I don't), but the Gore camp merely wanted to double-check the Florida count. Let's not forget Florida was Jeb Bush territory. In effect, Rehnquist/Scalia rejected Truth because of a technicality. Rehnquist: still dead, and lovin' it.