Bye Bye Norm Coleman
I have to admit that I was a listener of Al Franken on Air America and nine times out of ten I agreed with his talking points. Senator Franken has a learning curve to begin and find out that politics in DC is not always the place to make jokes. Can he survive in the belly of the beast, we shall see. He did volunteer for an election that would make him the equivalent of TUMS in politics in the Congress. I wish him luck. Talking Points Memo has this to say on the final decision of the Franken vs. Coleman election results …
The Minnesota Supreme Court has handed down its much-expected ruling in the heavily-litigated Minnesota Senate race from 2008 -- and it's a unanimous one -- deciding against Republican former Sen. Norm Coleman's appeal of his defeat in the election trial and affirming the lower court's verdict that Democratic comedian Al Franken is the legitimate winner of the race.
The courts finds that "Al Franken received the highest number of votes legally cast and is entitled under Minn. Stat. § 204C.40 (2008) to receive the certificate of election as United States Senator from the State of Minnesota." This means that when Franken is ultimately seated, the Democrats will have 60 seats and be able to beat any Republican filibuster if they stay completely united (though good luck with that, obviously.) TPMDC
Can we now get down to business and figure out how the hell to fix America? Grab a paddle Al, everyone is going to need to row on this lifeboat. I hope you brought some bright ideas to the table my friend.