Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Looking forward to Senator Franken...still

This is one of those issues that has gotten lost in the shuffle a bit, the Minnesota Senate battle that is still preventing Al Franken from taking his place in the U.S. Senate. Rachel Maddow interviewed David Boies of Bush v. Gore fame last night and canvassed a number of the outstanding questions. It's incredible that Republicans have been able to get away with this to date, it's the end of March and yet still no second senator for Minnesota and a key vote in the Senate for the Dems is kept at bay. Maybe Senator Cornyn's recent incendiary comments will do the trick in creating a backlash against such clear obstruction:
Texas Sen. John Cornyn is threatening “World War III” if Democrats try to seat Al Franken in the Senate before Norm Coleman can pursue his case through the federal courts.

Cornyn, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, acknowledges that a federal challenge to November’s elections could take “years” to resolve. But he’s adamant that Coleman deserves that chance — even if it means Minnesota is short a senator for the duration.
Putting the nation's interests ahead of their own...not so much.