‘Sore Loserman’ redux — only in reverse

The Minnepolis Star-Tribune has scanned thousands of the contested ...

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune is displaying scans of the contested ...

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Al on top: Democrat Al Franken, photographed above in November, appears closer than ever to unseating asswipe Norm Coleman (shown under Franken above in a photo from February 2008),  the incumbent Repugnican for a U.S. Senate seat for Minnesota. 

Democrat Al Franken is on track to replace Repugnican Norm Coleman as a U.S. senator for Minnesota. Right now, with the state’s recount of the incredibly close Senate race completed, Franken is ahead of Coleman by a razor-thin margin of 225 votes.

Of course, when initial results of the vote had put asshole Coleman on top by only 215 votes, Coleman urged Franken to concede for the good of Minnesota and the country and everything that is Godly and good. But now that the recount, which was mandated by state law, has put Franken on top, will hypocrite Coleman take his own advice and concede for the good of the Universe? Of fucking course not: Team Coleman plans to drag the matter out in court, potentially for months. (Remember the Repugnican cries of “Sore Loserman” from 2000?)

Thankfully, Franken is one Democrat named Al who didn’t give up so fucking easily. Franken has hung in there, wanting every last fucking vote to be counted as fairly and accurately as possible.

Democrats can take a lesson from Franken on the anatomical necessity of a spine. A typical Democrat would have taken his or her Repugnican opponent’s surely well-intended advice to concede already.

I used to listen to Franken at least a few years ago on Air America Radio, and he always struck me as a bit too moderate and a bit too polite — my impression was that his co-host, a former National Public Radio show host (what was her name?), held him back, because on NPR they’re always “nice” and “polite” and “professional” — and when Franken announced his intention to run for the U.S. Senate against Coleman I was doubtful of Franken’s chances, but I am happy to hear that Franken is close to finally, officially unseating Coleman the asshole.

The late Paul Wellstone would be proud.

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