Tuesday, June 30, 2009

And in the Latest Political News... Updated

The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled Al Franken won the election. Coleman said he would NOT take the fight to the federal courts, but we all know Republicans simply are not capable of telling the truth, so we'll see. In the meantime, MN governor Tim Pawlenty, another Republican, previously stated he would certify whoever the state courts ruled had won the race for the senate seat. Again, we'll see if he keeps his words, but his certification is NOT necessary for the Senate to seat Al Franken.

In case anyone missed this, the victory gives the Democrats a 60 seat, filibuster proof, majority. NOW it's time to really repair this country and the damage the Republicans have merrily done since early 1995.

The funniest thing about this Minnesota election race is that it was a couple of MOTs (Members of the Tribe - in other words, Jews), fighting over one of the most goyishe states in the union. I mean, really? MINNESOTA?! :)

And in further developing developments,

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Republican Norm Coleman conceded to Democrat Al Franken in Minnesota's contested Senate race on Tuesday, ending a nearly eight-month recount and court fight over an election decided by only a few hundred votes.
Coleman announced his decision at a news conference in St. Paul, hours after a unanimous Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that Franken, a former "Saturday Night Live" comedian and liberal commentator, should be certified the winner.
"The Supreme Court has made its decision and I will abide by the results," Coleman told reporters outside his St. Paul home.
"In these tough times we all need to focus on the future, and the future is that we have a new United States senator," Coleman said.
Franken's presence in the Senate would give the Democrats control of 60 seats, enough to overcome any Republican filibuster if they stay united.
A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the earliest Franken would be seated is next week, because the Senate is out of session for the July 4 holiday.
Let's hope the rest of the Republican Party adheres to this...

6 comments:

Dunking Rachel said...

Yea!
Love your blog...
I have found it difficult to find diversity in view in the Jewish Blog-o-sphere.....

Am Kshe Oref - A Stiff-Necked People said...

Diversity in what sense? Politically, religiously, questioning establishment, Jewish and political? All of the above?

Thanks for reading! :)

Kylopod said...

When I visited Minnesota in 1994, my impression was that everyone there looked like they were from the same family. Not only were there no blacks, there wasn't even anyone with hair darker than light brown. One of the residents actually asked my mom what country she was from.

Am Kshe Oref - A Stiff-Necked People said...

And when she said she was Jewish, they probably asked to see your horns, right? :)

Kylopod said...

She was actually trying to explain that she was an American, born and bred in the United States. The woman didn't get it.

My aunt claims to have actually once met someone who was surprised she didn't have horns. I have a perverse sense of humor, and I think she should have told the person, "Oh, that's only the male Jews."

Am Kshe Oref - A Stiff-Necked People said...

Or, as my dad used to say, we have them cut off at birth...