Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Franken wins, again

Someone must have forgotten to tell some officials the American election was November 5, 2008. The race for US Senate is still going on in Minnesota, where just a handful of votes separates the Republican incumbent, Norm Coleman, and his Democratic challenger, comedian Al Franken.

Did I say a handful? A couple of dozen has now shot up to a 312 vote lead. And now a three judge panel in the state has ruled in favour of Franken. There's no question Coleman will appeal, but what are his chances? Besides, a senator is elected for six years. By the time this is all over, the seat will have been vacant for nearly one. The governor of the state, Tim Pawlenty, is doing a disservice to his people by continuing to refuse to certify the results based on pure partisanship.

It's time to put an end to the bull and seat Stuart Smalley.

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penlan said...

Who's Stuart Smalley?

It's ridiculous - 1/2 the people of Minnesota do not have representation while Coleman & the Repubs play their games. We can see who Harper learned all of his games from, no?

BlastFurnace said...

Stuart Smalley was the SNL character Franken is most famous for. It can either be a term of endearment or derision depending on how one views Franken's politics.

And while Senators represent the state at large -- both from each state -- it's actually a case of Minnesota having only half representation. It's crazy. Yeah, Harper and Co learned it all from Karl Rove.