Y2K was a horrific disaster caused by computers thinking that the rest of the world had joined the Middle East in reverting back to the eleventh century A.D. when Dick Clark pronounced the new year to be 2000. Airplanes fell out of the sky, the banking system crashed, and power grids caught on fire from coast to coast. Fortunately, Dr. Stephen Colbert was safely tucked away in his underground bunker and avoided harm.
Because of its widespread impact, Y2K was a major campaign issue in the 2000 presidential election. John McCain (R-AZ) declared that the Democrat Party and the GOP should come together to draft a bipartisan resolution demanding action to prevent the impending threat of Y2.001K. William Bradley (D-NJ) stated that he believed that a basketball game should be played amongst the senators and the losing team would be forced to clean up the mess. Al Gore (D-TN) announced his plans to outlaw cars to stop global warming, which had nothing to do with Y2K at all; it has been widely speculated that this waffling cost him the election. George W. Bush (R-TX) gave an impassioned speech calling for a troop surge so that America could fight faulty computer programming over there so that we wouldn't have to fight it here.
Guess who won the presidency?