Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Norm Coleman and the Art of Douchebaggery

One can only marvel at the shameless hypocrisy of Norm Coleman. Back in November, when he thought he was leading the Minnesota senate race by 475 votes, Coleman urged his Democratic opponent Al Franken to concede.
"It's up to him whether such a step is worth the tax dollars it will take to conduct," Coleman said, telling reporters he would "step back" if he were in Franken's position.
Sadly for Coleman, an automatic recount confirmed Franken as the narrow winner, after which he developed a curious case of amnesia for his own advice. Today Coleman's legal challenge to Franken's win entered it's 10th day. He has paid his lawyers nearly $190,000 so far. He may try to subpoena all 11,000 rejected ballots for judges to review. And why is he doing all of this?
[Coleman] told a conservative radio audience that “God wants me to serve".
O-kaaaaay. Yet for all his desperate stonewalling, he may be falling even further behind. All of which begs the question: Why does God hate Norm Coleman?