Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It's Senator Franken of Minnesota!

I had to rub my eyes when I saw the headlines on PoliticsHome: Franken gives victory speech / Coleman concedes. But it has happened. Eight months after those dear Minnesotans voted, Al Franken has emerged the victor and the Democrats theoretically have a veto-proof 60 seat holding of the US Senate. In practice, this relies on two ailing Senators (Kennedy and Byrd) attending simultaneously, which is unlikely, and, even then, all 60 Senators agreeing on something, also a slim probability.....

But for the moment let's just say that wonders never cease. A result in Minnesota! I thought we were in for another five months of Supreme Court warngling!

Brad Freidman has a superb analysis of this long-running battle on Comment is Free.

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