Saturday, June 27, 2009
How long must I wait for you?
The Minnesota Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case concerning the election results between Al Franken and the whining loser Norm Coleman on June 1. That's twenty business days ago.
The reports from those oral arguments made it sound like the judges were mainly asking questions of Coleman's lawyers, and most of those questions when translated from legalese can be stated in the form "What are you, retarded?" Coleman's legal requests were short on specifics and if they were being argued on Law and Order, the opposing council would call them "a fishing expedition".
Hey, it's Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes. Maybe they like fishing expeditions up there. Maybe that explains waiting a full month to make a decision that people with actual jobs could make in about two weeks. Rumors surfaced on June 17 that the ruling would be handed down the next day, but no such luck.
Republicans are terrified of one party rule. I understand their feelings. They had one party rule for a while this decade, and the results weren't good. But the American public has spoken and given the Democrats solid majorities in both chambers of Congress and control of the White House. Moreover, there's a difference between one party Republican rule and one party Democratic rule. There actually are moderate Democrats and conservative Democrats. Right now, the people who pass for moderate Republicans would have been called conservative Republicans back in the 1980's, and those who are called conservative Republicans now would have been called loons. The Republicans are big on party unity, but they achieved that by shrinking their party, not growing it.
Minnesota Supreme Court, the correct number of senators is 100. Sooo, you're actually gonna do your jobs some time in the near future, yah? Oh, that'd be terrific, you betcha.