Minnesota Recount: Coleman takes a big hit

posted at 6:41 pm on March 31, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

The election contest panel has returned a preliminary ruling — and it doesn’t look good at all for Norm Coleman.  The panel ruled that it will accept 400 previously-rejected absentee ballots for consideration, far fewer than Coleman hoped.  He needs 225 more votes out of the 400 than Al Franken in order to catch up, and since a good portion of the selected ballots come from Franken-supporting areas, the decision will not likely move the needle:

In a potentially decisive ruling, a panel of three judges today ordered up to 400 new absentee ballots opened and counted, far fewer than Republican Norm Coleman had sought in his effort to overcome a lead held by DFLer Al Franken.

The ballots appear to include many that Franken had identified as wrongly rejected as well as ballots that Coleman wanted opened. About half come from Hennepin, Ramsey and St. Louis counties, places Franken won by significant margins.

Spokespersons for Coleman and Franken were not immediately available for comment.

The panel emphasized that some of the nearly 400 ballots might not be counted, but were included in the order because their eligibilty was unclear.

I just got off of a teleconference with Coleman legal spokesman Ben Ginsberg, and the mood is ugly.  Ginsberg thoroughly rejected the panel’s reasoning, and emphasized repeatedly that they have created a series of conflicting standards by which votes got counted in this election.  Instead of sticking with the broadest standard, applied erroneously during the recount (when disputed ballots should not have been opened at all), the court has now struck a strange new position that endorses what would now be illegally cast ballots in the final tally.

The contracting universe of ballots is now too small for any realistic hope of Coleman to erase Franken’s lead.  Ginsberg made clear that the Coleman campaign will appeal at least to the Minnesota Supreme Court, which will delay the certification for another few weeks.  Ginsberg refused to comment on whether the campaign would appeal to federal courts if that proves unsuccessful, but the feeling I got was that they’re ready for a long fight over the issues raised in this contest.

A couple of the reporters asked Ginsberg whether he felt the panel had criticized Coleman’s team for not providing enough evidentiary support for their claims, to which Ginsberg responded testily that he considered that a difference of opinion.  Ginsberg also called this an “April Fool’s Day” order, which will give readers an idea of the mood at Camp Coleman.  It does seem the court wanted to send a message, especially in this passage on page 8:

The election contest is a civil action and the burden is on the party seeking relief to introduce evidence to the Court sufficient to meet its burden of proof.  As in all civil trials, a party may not rely on presumptions to prove its case.  … The Court gave both parties every opportunity to meet its burden.  The Court did not impose time limits on the length of the election contest nor did it limit either party’s opportunity to call witnesses  or introduce evidence.

From my observations, that’s been the problem with the Coleman contest from the beginning.  Because the recount invalidly began opening absentee ballots and admitting invalid ballots, Coleman’s team essentially had to argue that similarly invalid ballots were now valid — but had to provide evidence for the ballots that fit into the same state law that makes them invalid.  How does Team Coleman get evidence to prove validity through invalidity?  It’s a complete contradiction, and the larger surprise may be that the court allowed as many as 400 ballots under that argument.

Ginsberg noted that the panel has yet to rule on some other issues, notably the 130+ ballots that Coleman claimed were double-counted, and the sudden appearance of some ballots in Franken precincts.  However, it seems very doubtful that Coleman can win the election contest even with all of these going his way without more ballots being included in the new count.  Their best hope is to make the Bush v Gore equal-protection argument at the state Supreme Court, or more likely, in federal court.  They may also argue that the opening of invalid absentee ballots in the recount phase (and the contest panel’s rejection of similar ballots) hopelessly tainted the recount process and ask that the state Supreme Court order the recount rejected entirely and that the state live with the results of Election Night.  That will be a long shot, but it may be worth trying.

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Senator Al Franken (Dumb)ass Minnesota

William Amos on March 31, 2009 at 6:43 PM

I am prepared to have Frankencrap to be seated. why should I have this piece of garbage to myself… let’s let all of you enjoy the buffoonery and ignorance this asshat will reveal for all. Damn welfare blood suckers and immigrants here in the inner cities of St. Paul and Mpls … voted for this crap.

MNDavenotPC on March 31, 2009 at 6:46 PM

The contracting universe of ballots is now too small for any realistic hope of Coleman to erase Franken’s lead. Ginsberg made clear that the Coleman campaign will appeal at least to the Minnesota Supreme Court, which will delay the certification for another few weeks.

Hey what’s a few more weeks when MN has so utterly f**ked up the process that there still isn’t a winner nearly five months after the election. Frankly, I’ve come to the conclusion that the state DESERVES Franken as their Senator.

highhopes on March 31, 2009 at 6:48 PM

One more clown in Washington…what could go wrong?

d1carter on March 31, 2009 at 6:49 PM

i dont see a happy ending for Coley here

Drunk Report on March 31, 2009 at 6:49 PM

It looks like there will be a new movie coming out soon called “Stuart Smally Goes to Washington.”

pullingmyhairout on March 31, 2009 at 6:51 PM

I’m embarrassed to live in Minnesota with a senator like him. I’m embarrassed it was even this close……sickening!

deidre on March 31, 2009 at 6:51 PM

I feel like I’m living in some sort of parallel universe.

pullingmyhairout on March 31, 2009 at 6:51 PM

This was a done deal months ago.

Asher on March 31, 2009 at 6:53 PM

And the Republic continues to crumble, sadly.

pcpower1 on March 31, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Senator Franken… just never going to get used to that.

myrenovations on March 31, 2009 at 6:55 PM

I’m not embarrassed I live in MN… actually, I’m proud I’m one of the few conservatives standing is this political cesspool of a state. The state is beautiful, the people except for we few are total robots for the socialist cause. I swear to God it comes from their Nordic roots…. except there are too many illegals, and welfare transients from Gary, Indiana and parts east to verify that. I give you Al Franken to laugh at and groan .

MNDavenotPC on March 31, 2009 at 6:58 PM

The problem here is obvious.

Courts don’t want to take upon themselves the burden of deciding close election contests, so they always end up endorsing whatever the result was before it ends up in front of them- no matter how tainted the process was.

They even admit it sometimes (see the Rossi court case 4 years ago).

Of course this just encourages Democrats to cheat as much as possible before the Courts intervene.

Sackett on March 31, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Suddenly here in Ohio George Voinivich doesnt look that bad.

William Amos on March 31, 2009 at 7:01 PM

This result has been inevitable for a long time. Every decision has broken Franken’s way.

It’s difficult to argue that his presence in the Senate makes it any worse, considering Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Christopher Dodd, etc., etc., are already there.

We just have to suck on it and start working on retiring Amy Klobuchar, scourge of pool drains.

Mr. D on March 31, 2009 at 7:02 PM

I wonder if a revote were taken today, how many of the Obama/Franken voters would have second thoughts considering the galloping socialism that is taking place (even for Minnesota!)
C’mon Coleman, take it all the way to the Supreme Court!

Christian Conservative on March 31, 2009 at 7:03 PM

Ginsberg screwed up the Washington appeal, too.

No wonder he is ticked. His gravy train is running out of gravy. I hope so, anyways.

Hey, he was involved in Washington against the same crooks so he had to have learned something. Ya think?

swatter on March 31, 2009 at 7:03 PM

I am so sorry for all here who live in MN. acorn at work doing what they do best at our taxpayers money. What a joke our elections have become! We will never submit or die trying.
L

letget on March 31, 2009 at 7:03 PM

As TPM quotes the ruling, the court reviewed “19,181 pages of filings, including pleadings, motions and legal memoranda from the parties; 1,717 individual exhibits admitted into evidence; and testimony from 142 witness examinations, including election officials from 38 Minnesota counties and cities and 69 voters who appeared and testified in defense of their ballots. The trial evidence comprised exhibits offered in three-ring binders that, when stacked, equaled over 21 feet of paper copies.” In other words, we know you’re going to appeal, and we did our work. Would a Federal Court take that without evidence of fraud? I doubt it, but that could take months anyway.

okonkolo on March 31, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Suddenly here in Ohio George Voinivich doesnt look that bad.

William Amos on March 31, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Yeah, but Sherrod Brown is even less funny than Franken.

myrenovations on March 31, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Ed, can you post a list of your previous posts on the recount at the bottom? Since this is a long-running saga, it would be pretty helpful. Or maybe just the key ones, if there are too many to post all of them.

tneloms on March 31, 2009 at 7:04 PM

He who counts the votes decides everything.

That is why it is vital to retake the statehouses and the entities that control how the votes are counted this next cycle.

steveegg on March 31, 2009 at 7:05 PM

The adults clowns are in charge now.

Everyone’s a Bozo on this bus.

Del Dolemonte on March 31, 2009 at 7:08 PM

yaaaay acorn WTG! the people of Minnesota should be ashamed that Franken was ever a choice.

NY Conservative on March 31, 2009 at 7:08 PM

Senator Michelle Bachmann to the rescue ?

William Amos on March 31, 2009 at 7:04 PM

No way. Too polarizing. She barely held on in the state’s most Republican district. John Kline or Eric Paulsen could probably beat Franken in six years. That said, Norm should head to the federal courts. The judicial here has been against Norm from day one and has bastardized the process to favor Stuart Smalley.

MNDavenotPC–I’m Scandinavian and I think many of the nodic Minnesotans are Republican or conservative. Collin Peterson is a conservative Democrat in a very nordic district. The problem is that some in the Twin Cities want this place to become a Seattle. Whenever I’m walking around downtown during lunch, it just amazes me how many hipsters there are here.

IR-MN on March 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Runoff… Runoff… Runoff… Runoff… Runoff…

That’s once for every month this should’ve been over

Chaz706 on March 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM

From my observations, that’s been the problem with the Coleman contest from the beginning. Because the recount invalidly began opening absentee ballots and admitting invalid ballots, Coleman’s team essentially had to argue that similarly invalid ballots were now valid — but had to provide evidence for the ballots that fit into the same state law that makes them invalid. How does Team Coleman get evidence to prove validity through invalidity?

Why do you say that the ballots that were admitted were invalid? You may be right that they were *invalidly included* during the recount process (meaning only votes considered valid on Election Day should be recounted), but that’s completely different from them actually being invalid.

If those that were included were valid, then the Court’s opinion seems completely consistent. The Court specified that each party should demonstrate that a given absentee ballot was actually valid before it is counted. If this was true of those counted in December that went in Franken’s favor, and it’s not true of the ballots that Coleman wants now, then why is that inconsistent? The fact that those earlier ballots shouldn’t have been counted until now does not make the final result inconsistent.

So what evidence is there that the ballots currently in question are valid? And why do you say that there is not conclusive evidence that the previously counted ballots were valid?

tneloms on March 31, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Remember, Coleman went to court months ago to try and block the counting of absentee votes. Instead, the court said to count only ballots agreed to by BOTH campaigns. It seemed like a dumb ruling at the time (to everyone), but in hindsight, it was a smart move on the court’s part, because it put both campaigns in the position of having nobody to blame but themselves.

In other words, the Coleman campaign was partly responsible for allowing in those invalid ballots.

YYZ on March 31, 2009 at 7:13 PM

It should have never been this close…but it really doesn’t matter.

right2bright on March 31, 2009 at 7:16 PM

In other words, the Coleman campaign was partly responsible for allowing in those invalid ballots.

YYZ on March 31, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Why do you say they were invalid? Maybe they shouldn’t have been counted at that time, but why do you say they shouldn’t have been counted at all?

If the only problem is *when* the absentee ballots were counted rather than *which* ones were, that’s not a very convincing argument because the end result of a Franken victory is the same.

tneloms on March 31, 2009 at 7:16 PM

So basically what’s probably going to happen is it’ll get appealled, appealled again to SCotUS at which point the decision will be whatever Justice Kennedy says it is. Still hard to believe Coleman could blow an election against a guy who started his political career by lying about stuff and cheating on his taxes before he got stole office. (Even weirder since the main reason Pope Al hates Coleman is for the unforgivable crime of heresy against the Church of the Democrat.)

So Ed, any chance you guys will secede and make a new state so you can actually elect a senator who isn’t a dirt bag?

Dave_d on March 31, 2009 at 7:17 PM

A clown in the senate. Appropriate for the state of affairs in Washington.

jencab on March 31, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Ginsberg made clear that the Coleman campaign will appeal at least to the Minnesota Supreme Court, which will delay the certification for another few weeks.

They can drag it out over the next 6 years if they like.

ddrintn on March 31, 2009 at 7:21 PM

now aunty is confused.With the appearance of Frankin winning this election, that leaves Minnesota with congresswoman Michelle Bachman……….which one is the commedian again?

lmfao

greataunty on March 31, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Why do you say they were invalid? Maybe they shouldn’t have been counted at that time, but why do you say they shouldn’t have been counted at all?

I should have put “invalid” in quotes. The Coleman camp says they’re invalid.

YYZ on March 31, 2009 at 7:23 PM

I’m not embarrassed I live in MN… actually, I’m proud I’m one of the few conservatives standing is this political cesspool of a state. The state is beautiful, the people except for we few are total robots for the socialist cause. I swear to God it comes from their Nordic roots…. except there are too many illegals, and welfare transients from Gary, Indiana and parts east to verify that. I give you Al Franken to laugh at and groan .

MNDavenotPC on March 31, 2009 at 6:58 PM

Yeah, but once you let the liberals take charge of the state, you have to just expect they’ll destroy it.

tom on March 31, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Well, Frakentard is a tax cheat too…..he should fit right in.

GAAAAaahHHH!!!!!

BigWyo on March 31, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Star Tribune headline:

Coleman all but concedes, but will appeal court ruling

YYZ on March 31, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Given how the Dems have corrupted the entire political process, it’s amazing he ever seemed to have a chance at all. But it was always hopeless.

AUINSC on March 31, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Are you sure it wasn’t closer to :

Star Tribune headline:

Coleman all but concedes, punches homeless woman, kicks stray dog, but will appeal court ruling

YYZ on March 31, 2009 at 7:26 PM

BigWyo on March 31, 2009 at 7:28 PM

I should have put “invalid” in quotes. The Coleman camp says they’re invalid.

YYZ on March 31, 2009 at 7:23 PM

I don’t think that’s true. The requirement for those ballots to be included was that both camps had to agree that they were valid. That means that the Coleman camp considers them valid. No?

tneloms on March 31, 2009 at 7:38 PM

I moved from Minnesota to Alabama. I hope that Coleman pulls it out, BUT….. He should learn a lesson from this. He was a RINO and this is what happens to RINO’s. Republicans – take heed. We’re coming after all RINO’s – you are out of here.

suzyk on March 31, 2009 at 7:39 PM

now aunty is confused.With the appearance of Frankin winning this election, that leaves Minnesota with congresswoman Michelle Bachman……….which one is the commedian again?

lmfao

greataunty on March 31, 2009 at 7:21 PM

You are.

ddrintn on March 31, 2009 at 7:39 PM

It’s time for Norm to go full Winston Churchill – “We will appeal to MN Supreme Court, will appeal to the US Supreme Court, and we will never, never, NEVER surrender.”

You owe it to those of us who elected you 6 years ago, stood by you and voted for you last November.

Fight, fight fight!!!

(Point of personal privilege: my brother-in-law worked for the Franken campaign. Norm, if you wimp out now I won’t be able to have a holiday dinner in peace for the next 6 years.)

Bruno Strozek on March 31, 2009 at 7:45 PM

And another SDD (stupid d@mn democrap) tax cheat will reside in DC…

Zorro on March 31, 2009 at 7:52 PM

I’m proud I’m one of the few conservatives standing is this political cesspool of a state. The state is beautiful, the people except for we few are total robots for the socialist cause. I swear to God it comes from their Nordic roots…. except there are too many illegals, and welfare transients from Gary, Indiana and parts east to verify that. I give you Al Franken to laugh at and groan .

MNDavenotPC on March 31, 2009 at 6:58 PM

I could make the same comments about Michigan though the socialism comes from an utter dependence on labor unions.

highhopes on March 31, 2009 at 7:56 PM

As another of the few Conservatives left in MN, I stand with Dave. This loser will show the country what Liberals will bring them. See you at the Capitol on April 15th Dave.

LBR

Elemental on March 31, 2009 at 7:59 PM

I moved from Minnesota to Alabama.
suzyk on March 31, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Quite the shift. I lived in Montgomery for a couple of years after a stint in Southern California in a Congressional District where the Congresswoman’s big cause was getting federal dollars for tattoo removal for gang members and creating a “living wage” so the illegals of the district could prosper. I went from being the lone conservative voice to being among the more liberal-minded folk. I suspect you had much the same experience.

highhopes on March 31, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Elemental on March 31, 2009 at 7:59 PM

Ditto…

BTW, I think that Jason Lewis going national is good, especially for him. But it kinda sucks that his show is more focused on national issues and less on local. He really did a number on the DFL smaktards on a daily basis. Bet they’re happy he went national too….pricks..

BigWyo on March 31, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Franken is there because the people of Minnesota are that stupid when it comes to politics.

rsl775 on March 31, 2009 at 8:17 PM

“We will appeal to MN Supreme Court, will appeal to the US Supreme Court, and we will never, never, NEVER surrender.”

STOP THE RECOUNT!

sesquipedalian on March 31, 2009 at 8:19 PM

Franken Obama is there because the people of Minnesota The United States are that stupid when it comes to politics.

rsl775 on March 31, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Does this work too???

BigWyo on March 31, 2009 at 8:31 PM

I’ve said it before – let that clown have it.

Coleman should begin to consider the loss of his seat a blessing in disguise.

With Congress at such horribly low approval numbers, it will be a million times better that he enjoy his summer home (if he has one) and sip some fine wine, while watching those Congressclowns make fools of themselves and even self-destruct before the rest of America when the $#!% hits the fan.

Just to watch the face of a Senator Franken wishing he had never been elected to that seat in the first place will be worth five million votes to Conservatives.

newton on March 31, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Just to watch the face of a Senator Franken wishing he had never been elected to that seat in the first place will be worth five million votes to Conservatives.

newton on March 31, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Fat chance. Al is going ‘Now, for every time I got pushed down the stairs…..every time I got my lunch money stolen….every time I got my underwear ripped over my head…They’re all gonna PAY!!! I’m a petulant, unhinged child and now I have the ability to write LAW!!
Phear ME!!!!’

BigWyo on March 31, 2009 at 8:42 PM

>>:(

mindhacker on March 31, 2009 at 8:49 PM

Really, who gives a sheet, the U.S. is going to the dogs and so be it. Let The Ash Franken in and be done with this crap.

foxone on March 31, 2009 at 9:04 PM

LBR

I’ll be there, I’ll be wearing the VFW jacket with a big Marine Corps emblem on the back…

MNDavenotPC on March 31, 2009 at 10:38 PM

Looks like the Dems may have stolen another election….

DL13 on March 31, 2009 at 10:44 PM

I wonder what fat cat is paying Ben Ginsberg, a gutter snipe if there ever was one. Everybody with a brain knows all the GOP is doing is delaying Franken from entering the senate and being the 59th Democratic vote. The GOP doesn’t care about Minnesota having only one senator. The gop is the Party of Obstruction. When a party is out of ideas, sabotage is all their left with.Senator Al Franken, has a nice little ring to it, don’t ya think?

athensboy on March 31, 2009 at 10:46 PM

Norm the sore loser should drop out so his State will be represented.

getalife on March 31, 2009 at 10:51 PM

I’ll take on all the slimy guttersnipes who are liberal in this thread by my self… one at a time 5 minutes a piece… you stinking pieces of tripe. I’m tired of being respectful and nice.

MNDavenotPC on March 31, 2009 at 10:51 PM

athensboy on March 31, 2009 at 10:46 PM

getalife on March 31, 2009 at 10:51 PM

Wow, two turd pump posts back to back….

Win!!!

BigWyo on March 31, 2009 at 11:06 PM

What an amazing cluster. This is worse than Florida and Washington combined.

Red Cloud on April 1, 2009 at 12:08 AM

Sorry MN, but you guys (and now the country itself) are hosed.

Senator Al Frankin.

juanito on April 1, 2009 at 12:26 AM

I figured they would keep finding ballots until Franken had more votes than Coleman…..

Zookeeper29 on April 1, 2009 at 12:41 AM

How does Team Coleman get evidence to prove validity through invalidity?

You simply prove the invalidity of the process, but this is what the Coleman team have failed to do.

It’s a complete contradiction, and the larger surprise may be that the court allowed as many as 400 ballots under that argument.

No it’s not a contradiction. It’s a result of the failure of the Coleman team to prove any invalidity in the recount process.

Chook on April 1, 2009 at 12:50 AM

will the moron mn leg. at least write a bill to ensure this NEVER, EVER happens again?! and can timid tim successfully string together enough neurons to sign it?!

/making floridians look competent …

Buckaroo on April 1, 2009 at 3:51 AM

I’ll take on all the slimy guttersnipes who are liberal in this thread by my self… one at a time 5 minutes a piece… you stinking pieces of tripe. I’m tired of being respectful and nice.

MNDavenotPC on March 31, 2009 at 10:51 PM

Ooh, such a tough, tough guy. Why not save your impotent rage for the next Sarah Palin rally.

Btw, you lose.

capitulus on April 1, 2009 at 7:50 AM

Did Coleman’s legal team screw up? This news from the St. Paul Pioneer Press is surprising to say the least:

What happened to Wright, Olmsted and Minnetonka?

Republican Norm Coleman’s attorneys may be in part responsible for the low number of ballots the judges Tuesday ordered up for possible counting in the U.S. Senate election contest, according to a note on the election panel’s order today.

In a footnote to their order, the judges said:

“Although contestants (Coleman’s team) were in possession of registration materials for voters in Wright County and Olmsted County, these materials were not offered to the Court….Exhibits containing absentee ballot envelopes and SVRS (state voter registration system) records for the City of Minnetonka were not offered by contestants were accordingly not received into evidence. Thus, although the court had other evidence including absentee ballot return envelopes and absentee ballot applications for individuals with in these counties, the court was precluded from ordering these absentee ballots of these individuals to be opened and counted.”

starfleet_dude on April 1, 2009 at 9:16 AM

I remember when the “recount” started some months back. People from Minnesota were certain that the law and procedures were clear and there wouldn’t be any questions regarding the final result. I was fairly certain that enough questionable actions would be taken- and allowed to stand- to somehow, all evidence to the contrary, put Franken over the top. Senator Jackass is now all but inevitable.

Nice to live in a banana republic. I guess it’s no longer a question of what the actual votes are, but rather who counts the votes. In states run by Democrats, you can guess how that will turn out.

Physics Geek on April 1, 2009 at 9:40 AM

I think this was a very good exercise all in all. People always think that the courts are the answer, but it rarely is actually any better than just the regular system when it comes to elections.

No election is perfect. Never will be.

AnninCA on April 1, 2009 at 9:45 AM

Capitulus

I am tough, tough enough to withstand this onslaught of incompetent voters and candidates such as Franken. Tough enough to withstand the intimidation of ACORN, LaRaza slime and tough enough to know that sunlight is the best disinfectant and the liberals won’t withstand such light and will be found out and crushed….Yes, I’m tough. I didn’t lose, it’s just beginning, hotshot.

MNDavenotPC on April 1, 2009 at 9:45 AM

FWIW, given the evident failure of Coleman’s very own lawyers to present the court with additional absentee ballots materials from Republican-leaning areas of Minnesota, it’s rich how Ginsberg now quips how the court pulled an “April Fool’s” joke on Coleman!

But hey, judges like being subject of such quips, right? It’s not as if Coleman’s legal team hasn’t done its part to cheapen and ridicule the process for months now anyway.

starfleet_dude on April 1, 2009 at 9:54 AM

They need to have a new election. Coleman’s camp is correct in that they should not have added ballots during the recount that was only supposed to be done to ensure the count on ELECTION NIGHT was correct and adding ballots, by state law, would be done during the contest stage. The second they allowed new ballots added no matter if they were 100% legal should have vacated the results because after that you are not doing a recount. You do not judge voter intent in the recount phase, again that should occur in the contest stage.

cadams on April 1, 2009 at 9:57 AM

And another SDD (stupid d@mn democrap) tax cheat will reside in DC…

Zorro on March 31, 2009 at 7:52 PM

That’s like an STD, only worse.

UltimateBob on April 1, 2009 at 10:03 AM

Yay, we’re screwed.

t.ferg on April 1, 2009 at 10:08 AM

Not that the results of this election will make a big difference anymore. Back in November, we were all concerned that a win by A$$clown Franken would give the Demotards a filibuster-proof majority. Since then, Obamugabe has been able to get everything he wanted thanks to the likes of Snowe, Collins and Sphincter.

So, Minnesota, go ahead and send Frankenstein to Washington. He can’t possibly do a whole lot more damage than has already been done. He’s too frigging stupid to make anything happen anyhow. There are bigger idiots in that town for us to worry about (Pelosi, Reid, Obamugabe, etc etc).

UltimateBob on April 1, 2009 at 10:10 AM

So the US Senate is inching closer to being renamed the National Comedy Club.

Except it’s not a laughing matter

EconomicNeocon on April 1, 2009 at 10:36 AM

As much as it turns my stomach, it looks like Coleman just ought to throw in the towel and hope that Franken makes such a complete fool of himself that he only lasts one term (or less if he’s as corrupt as the rest of the Dems and gets caught).

Big John on April 1, 2009 at 1:44 PM