Al Franken wins! Sort of.
Five months after the rest of the country's 50 states managed to get their act together and elect someone, anyone to represent them in Congress, the great state of Minnesota remains torn between homosexual self-help guru Stuart Smalley and reformed, grass-smoking flower child turned three-piece suit.
Luckily for them, a Minnesota court has finally decided to put the election to rest, ruling that Democrat Al Franken effectively defeated Republican Norm Coleman and should be allowed to take his rightful seat in the U.S. Senate.
Not so lucky for the rest of us, the
So what if the race has already dragged through a statewide recount and lengthy trial that ended Monday when the three-judge panel unanimously rejected Coleman's lawsuit challenging Democrat Al Franken's 312-vote lead. Or that Coleman's chance of winning is slimmer than Ann Coulter after a two-week crack binge.
"This isn't about me. And it shouldn't even be about Al Franken," Coleman said. "It is about the rights of Minnesotans to have votes counted so that when all is said and done whoever is elected can have the confidence of the people that they got the most legally cast votes."
Well said Senator, err make that Mister Coleman, well said.