5 December, 2000
To the Editor
Appropriately for the third millenium, George W. Bush may become our nations first quantum president.
According to the rules of quantum mechanics, until somebody actually looks inside that Ryder truck in Tallahassee and makes an observation to determine the outcome of the vote, the wave function containing the possibility of either candidate winning the election will remain uncollapsed. If they simply bury the truck, we will never know. Governor Bush will neither be president nor not-president, but some strange third thing, like Schrodingers Cat.