Final reflections on Franken vs. Coleman
by desmoinesdem, Tue Jun 30, 2009 at 04:02:55 PM EDT
It's a relief to close the book on the 2008 elections now that Al Franken will finally be able to take up the Senate seat he won last November.
Talking Points Memo posted their Top 10 moments from the mostly infuriating, sometimes comical Franken-Coleman saga.
We can laugh at Coleman's pretzel logic during the legal proceedings, but unfortunately, his gamesmanship deprived Minnesota of full representation in the Senate for half a year. In all likelihood Franken will be stuck with less-than-stellar committee assignments. Also, the delay did lasting damage to Franken's seniority. Had he been sworn in on time, he would have outranked several fellow Senate Democrats, which could become important one or two terms down the road.
Nevertheless, I have high hopes for Senator Franken and look forward to his work in Washington.
P.S.- I still don't understand why so many Minnesotans voted for Dean Barkley.
P.P.S.- Rush Limbaugh is still a big fat idiot.