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Keith Olbermann — For Senate???!!

January 24, 2011

Daily Kos contributors, unhappy with Olbermann’s unceremonious exit from MSNBC are now mounting a campaign to draft Kieth Olbermann (Nutjob-CT) for Senate.  Now, a part of me wants to go into Operation Chaos mode and wholeheartedly support Olbermann for Senate.  It will provide much comedic gold throughout the 2012 campaign season, and makes it possible [...]

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Senator Al Franken

July 1, 2009

Yes, Al Franken has been (ahem) elected a United States Senator from the state of Minnesota — Jesse Ventura and Walter Mondale-Land now has a new embarrassment! I feel bad for Norm Coleman.  He did the noble thing by conceding promptly after Minnesota’s Supreme Court handed the election to Franken after a long and arduous legal [...]

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One Less Pale Pastel

April 28, 2009

Pennsylvania Senator “Benedict” Arlen Specter finally jumped ship and embraced his inner wuss — he’s become a Democrat.  On March 17th in an interview with The Hill, he said this about staying a Republican: So why the jump?  Principle or politics?  Hmm…  We all know the answer to that. Check out this poll taken Friday which [...]

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Democrats To Try To Seat Franken

January 22, 2009

Harry Reid has announced that he plans to try to seat Al Franken this week, even as an election contest by Norm Colman looms.  Under Minnesota Law, a Senator cannot be seated until it is certified by the Governor and Secretary of State.  It is also a provision of MN law that the Governor and [...]

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Al Franken Smacked Down

January 12, 2009

Via PowerLine Blog, Al Franken recently requested that Gov. Pawlenty certify his election to the Senate.  Gov. Pawlenty smacked him down by pointing out Minnesota Law to the would-be Senator. I have a duty to follow state law and our statutes are clear on this issue. I am prohibited from issuing a certificate of election [...]

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Franken’s “Win” Predictable

January 5, 2009

So, it’s finally happened!  I can’t believe it went all the way until 2009 for the Democrats to manufacture enough votes to get Al Franken to win the Senate election in Minnesota.  I’ve been saying since November that Minnesota’s election outcome was pretty predictable — Franken was down on November 4 all the way through [...]

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Al Franken’s Parody of Al Gore Might Best the Original

December 19, 2008

How about mixing some math and politics on this snowy Friday evening?  Problem: If an election goes into overtime because it’s too close, what two possible outcomes are likely to emerge? 1.  If [the Republican] is behind, the people have spoken and [he/she] concedes after the initial recount has taken place. 2.  If [the Democrat] [...]

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Franken Will Drag This Out

November 26, 2008

The Minnesota Senate race is still going through a recount.  Since the final result was within a few hundred votes, Coleman’s lead is widening in the stronghold of Minneapolis.  With 82% of the vote counted, Coleman has increased his lead to 231 votes.  It now looks like Franken is preparing for a court challenge.  Already, [...]

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Minnesota is Slipping

November 11, 2008

This Fox News report about the Minnesota Senate race between Al Franken and Norm Coleman recount is typical — whenever there’s a recount, the Dems seem to always miraculously get new votes.  I’ve long believed that recounts have simply become a measure for how many votes Democrats need to manufacture in order to win a race, [...]

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