Congratulations, Senator-Elect Franken! (D-MN)
Well, I just won $10. I bet a friend at work that Al Franken would be seated in the U.S. Senate before Sonia Sotomayor would be sworn in at the Supreme Court of the U.S. Today, MONTHS after November’s close election and the recount, Minnesota’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously that former comedian, writer, and political commentator (for Air America’s The Al Franken Show) won the election by 312 votes. After vowing for months to take this to the Supreme Court of the U.S., former Sen. Norm Coleman conceded today and Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) signed the certificate of election.
Congratulations to Sen.-Elect Franken and to his wife, Franni. Also, congratulations to the overworked staff of Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) who will finally stop having to do the job of two senate staffs. Congratulations to the people of Minnesota who now have TWO senators working for them.
Now that Democrats will have 60 senators, a theoretically filibuster proof majority, if we don’t get universal healthcare and many other pieces of progressive legislation, Democrats deserve ALL the blame–because they don’t need any GOP votes to get it done. So, Dems, you’re on notice.
And the inevitable Saturday Night Live reference: Now, the Al Franken Decade can finally begin!
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