Monday, January 05, 2009

Franken's last laugh

Wall Street Journal: "Mr. Franken started the recount 215 votes behind Senator Coleman, but he now claims a 225-vote lead and suddenly the man who was insisting on "counting every vote" wants to shut the process down. He's getting help from Mr. Ritchie and his four fellow Canvassing Board members, who have delivered inconsistent rulings and are ignoring glaring problems with the tallies.
Minnesotans like to think that their state isn't like New Jersey or Louisiana, and typically it isn't. But we can't recall a similar recount involving optical scanning machines that has changed so many votes, and in which nearly every crucial decision worked to the advantage of the same candidate. The Coleman campaign clearly misjudged the politics here, and the apparent willingness of a partisan like Mr. Ritchie to help his preferred candidate, Mr. Franken. If the Canvassing Board certifies Mr. Franken as the winner based on the current count, it will be anointing a tainted and undeserving Senator."

I thought this was wrapped up a couple of weeks ago... figures though, that in a game of dirty politics the Dems will win.


Gino said...

now those folks in MN cant talk smack about who the folks in CA or MA send to the senate. LOL

Solameanie said...

That's the usual Democratic strategy. Recount, recount and keep on recounting until you win. Too bad we don't wise up and put a stop to it.

Regardless of it all, Al Franken in the Senate is a disgrace.

kingdavid said...

Forget the 4 Super Bowl losses and Jesse Ventura as governor; this act will truly put a stamp of approval on MN's state bird---the loon.

Never mind the cheating going on the last few months; the fact that he was even nominated to run in the first place, and that he received as many votes as he did, makes me want to puke.

There was a third party bozo, Dean Barkley, who was tight with St. Paul Wellstone, that got about 1/2 million votes. I'm not sure how much that hurt Coleman; but I know that there are alot of Republicans who weren't happy with Coleman, and might have gone his way.

Jeana said...

"suddenly the man who was insisting on "counting every vote" wants to shut the process down."

This is REALLY cracking me up! Gotta love him.

Palm boy said...

Gino, and they have the vikings. They shouldn't talk smack about anything now.

Sola, I'm becoming familar with that now. :D

KD, we're keeping our Mockingbird down here in Texas. :D

Jeana, WSJ has a habit of being funny like that.