I'm not going to Washington to be the 60th Democratic senator, Im going to Washington to be the second senator from Minnesota and that's the way I'm going to do this job. I won by 312 votes so I really have to earn the truth of people who didn't vote for me and let them know that I"m going to be working for every Minnesotan.Nevertheless, the math is different now, with sixty Democrats or Democratic-caucusing Senators. We'll see how this works with things like health care (a Franken favorite as far as issues go), the Sotomayor nomination for Supreme Court, or even the Korea-US free-trade agreement.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
He's good enough, he's smart enough, and doggone it, people on the Minnesota Supreme Court like him.
The election was nearly seven months ago, and after a close election (300 votes out of 3 million cast), recounts, court challenges, etc., etc., the Minnesota Supreme Court has finally declared former Saturday Night Live funnyman and current political author and radio host Al Franken the winner of that state's US Senate seat.
Iranian protesters, take note: Democracy can be slow. In fact, Norm Coleman could still mount legal challenges.
Al Franken has been a Kushibo favorite for years, particularly with his last few books, even if I don't agree with everything he says.
Saying "the Supreme Court has spoken," Norm Coleman has conceded. "It's time to move forward," he added, joining everybody in the rest of the state who figured that out months ago.
I liked what Al Franken had to say in his acceptance speech: