It’s over (for now, anyway, and possibly for good): The Minnesota Supreme Court has just tossed Norm Coleman’s appeal, ruling that Al Franken is the rightful winner of the Senate race. The decision is here.
The conclusion:For all of the foregoing reasons, we affirm the decision of the trial court that Al Franken received the highest number of votes legally cast and is entitled under Minn. 32 Stat. § 204C.40 (2008) to receive the certificate of election as United States Senator from the State of Minnesota.
Now lets have no illusions here. Having 60 votes does not in any way insure that the Democrats in the Senate will now grow a back bone. In fact it might lead to even more posturing from the ConservaDems. However the value added that Franken brings is that along with his vote he is bringing his mouth and his spine. He won't be having that buddy buddy system bullshit either with the Republicans or with obstructionists in our own party. And if there was ever someone I felt was going to speak truth to power not only on the floor of the Senate but also on all the cable news shows its Franken. We finally have a bully in the bully pulpit!!!
Lets get it on!
Hell I don't even like this song but for some reason I feel like hearing it now.