The P̢̨̰̺̥͍̜̫͔̂̄̍͂̆̕ͅr̘͖̱̤͍̰͕͗͒̽̇͋͟͠e̢͓̪̬͓̹̐̈̒̓͠s̵͍͉͓͔̲̞̳̲̑̋̏̿̈́́̕͞͡͞i̶͍̺̠̥̼͙̙̾̄̇̾̂̒̐̕ḍ̢̙̫̞̯̰̀́̐̄̓͢ͅͅę̷͍͖̻̱̈́́͐̓̏̕͢͢ǹ̴͖̥̞̗͔͌͆́̽́͆͞t̴̥̼̗̘̬͒̆̀̉̽́̓̅͌ is dead, long live the President.
Now I wonder if Bundy's killer ways will ever be revealed, or if it will be an enigma for the ages ITTL
Meredith will likely go along with the "coup plotters" and their plan, and hold up a patsy in organized crime as the culprit. They'll keep the truth to themselves for as long as possible, because as soon as it comes out like I've said it'll make de-Stalization look tame by comparison. The GOP will be fatally wounded and will never be able to claim a national mandate again once their "law and order" stance is laid asunder by the fact they twice-elected a serial killer. Whoever comes into power after it goes public will be rushing to undo everything Bundy ever passed, from that nonsense English language board, eliminating the USDA, even the smallest bill will face pressure to be undone and leave him with no legacy. Even all the Article III Judges he appointed will face immense pressure to resign, and I can only speculate on what Washington State will have to do. Legal reparations to all his victims might have to be in order.
So, no internet then? Well, I'd be severely deprived ITTL.
Wait, is Monica Lewinsky supposed to be the Patty Hearst of this TL? Wow, she really has no luck regardless of reality.
Liking how the Bundy assassination has all the conspiracy theory mystique Kennedy does IOTL.
I wonder how this will impact the 2002 midterms. On the one hand, a tragedy could give Republicans a huge boost. On the other hand, there could be a whitelash against Meredith among Bundycrats similar to how there was a whitelash against Obama.