Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Franken Wins Minnesota Senate Seat, Coleman Concedes

Deadheads Rule in Minnesota

Breaking News

St. Paul, MN – He's good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, the MN Supreme Court likes him!

Al Franken won Minnesota's Senate seat as Norm Coleman conceded after an eight month battle.

As yours truly has previously emphasized, Pat Leahy shouldn't have to be the only Deadhead in the Senate, and today justice was delivered to the voters of the Land of 10,000 Lakes:

"We affirm the decision of the trial court that Al Franken received the highest number of votes legally cast and is entitled under (Minnesota law) to receive the certificate of election as United States senator from the state of Minnesota," the court wrote in its 5-0 ruling.”

Today, Republican Norm Coleman has conceded to Democrat Al Franken in Minnesota's hotly contested Senate race:

“ending a nearly eight-month recount and court fight. Coleman conceded at a news conference in St. Paul, a few hours after a unanimous Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the former "Saturday Night Live" comedian and liberal commentator should be certified the winner.”

The ruling in favor of Al Franken would give the Democrats control of 60 seats, enough to overcome any Republican filibuster if they stay united. Hopefully, the Democrats will unite to deliver healthcare for all, stop the offshoring/inshoring of U.S. Jobs to India, Inc., clean up Wall Street, bring our troops home, and represent American citizens for a change?

Are elected Democrats the “victim or the crime”? Read Ralph Nader's “Obama Betrayal Syndrome” here.


1 comment:

prezdumas said...

This is great news. Maybe Al will inject a shot of reality into the ultimate insider,for profit Senate. I'll at least look forward to him playing himself on SNL.