Al Franken’s count just moved ahead of Coleman’s, as precincts in St. Louis County report in. That’s a physically huge county that has Duluth in it, but which I guess is Democrat-friendly even in the remoter parts. Northeastern Minnesota is iron-mining territory.
This race is a nailbiter.
I’m actually not sure it would be good for Coleman to win, because otherwise people might lose interest in his bribe-taking. :)
Franken would have won handily if not for Dean Barkley, but I can understand the appeal of the Independence Party, and they did (as a branch of the Reform Party) keep Coleman from becoming governor some years ago.
So, was Bush’s speech-reading face red because he was anxious, or was it red because he went on a bender? Or maybe it was just the lighting? Maybe he’s been riding his bike at Camp David and has a sunburn.
It wasn’t his most deadpan delivery ever. Plus Bush has a lot of incentive to be nice to Mr. Obama and careful what crimes he commits.
I decided to pop in on Mike Malloy tonight, and he currently is in a good mood—or, more importantly, a relaxed mood. He feels that the Civil War is over and also that a weight has been lifted off of his shoulders.
I hope it lasts through at least the end of the week. :)
Also displaying his usual reaction to the slightest challenge (a whining hissy fit):
The shorter version: ‘Barack Obama is an Uncle Tom, and he can choose to become an Uncle Sam.’
Thinking in retrospect: Ralph Nader’s insistence upon dressing sloppily has always been a kind of FU. Dressing neatly for a respectable occasion is a sign of respect; Ralph Nader is habitually disrespectful.
I really have a hard time imagining how the dangerousness and dishonesty of Ralph Nader was not obvious in 2000. To me it was like the glaring sun.