The word "breakthrough" is being used comparatively there. I have given up counting how many months it is since Minnesotans voted in the election for their US Senator. It's eight. But at long last the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled in ex-comedian Al Franken's favour. It's not decisive, however. Well, come on - what did you expect?!
In a bizarre swop of positions, Franken's opponent, Norm Coleman is now featuring in late night comedy himself.