The Guardian reported that:
'Circumstances,' he said, once through to the Governor of Texas, 'have changed. I need to withdraw my concession until the situation is clear'. 'Let me make sure I understand, Mr Vice-President,' said Bush. 'You're calling me back to retract your concession'. 'There's no need to get snippy about it,' said Gore. Bush replied that his brother Jeb was the Governor in charge of the Florida ballot. Gore's voice retorted: 'It may surprise you but your younger brother is not the ultimate authority on this.' 'Mr Vice-President,' said Bush's voice, 'You need to do what you have to do.'
BBC News stated that "Those who heard the conversation say that Governor Bush did not seem happy to receive the vice president's call." The conversation, particularly the phrase "There's no need to get snippy", was heavily satirized by the United States media -- notably by Saturday Night Live.
Everyone's snippy with Gore If the vice president du jour isn't careful, he may join some of his fellow Democrats and pick up the annoying habit as well
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