13 December 2008

Minnesota (Not) Nice

The monkey-business continues in Minnesota over the election (and recount) between Sen. Norm Coleman and Al Franken. My father-in-law has threatened to move his residency to Florida (where he winters) if Franken wins. He may need to get those papers in order.

Franken has already suggested that if he does not win the recount, he may appeal to the courts and then if he loses that, to the Dem controlled Senate to seat him instead of Coleman. I hope he does, because if the Senate does that, I think the Democrats can kiss wins in Minnesota goodbye for a very long time.

Fortunately, the courts have already rejected the motion that Franken sought that he be able to go door to door to voters of rejected absentee ballots to find out who they intended to vote for. Franken really wants card check, and not just for union elections, it seems.

Both sides have engaged in a number of spurious challenges. Pictured here is one ballot that Franken challenged as not being clear in the voter's intent.
Those kind of shenanigans by Franken and his campaign remind me of a book I once looked at. It was called Lies and the Lying Liars who tell them. I just can't remember who wrote it.

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