Sunday, February 8, 2009
The correct number of senators is 100.
Let's see, we had an election, we had a Christmas and New Year's, a Chanukah, a Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, a Super Bowl, an inauguration... still, we are one guy shy of a full senate.
This guy... Al Franken.
The recount is over. He won by 225 votes. The legal justification for Governor Tim Pawlenty not to ratify this goes something along the lines of... nah, nah, nah, you can't make me, you're not the boss of me!
Seriously, what are we waiting for? The Daytona 500? Ash Wednesday? Pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training?
Republicans, you lost this one. Get used to it. You lost a lot on election day and you are going to lose more. Things went to crap on your watch, it's your fault and the American people know it. Now, if we can just get the people who book the Sunday morning TV gabfests to figure that out, things will be just peachy.
And, oh yeah. The State of Minnesota gets two U.S. senators. And one of them is named Al Franken. Get used to that, too.