Stuart Smalley goes to Washington (in theory)

Posted on January 5, 2009



It looks like like failed talk show host and comedian Al Franken will be named the winner in Minnesota’s Senate recount battle. There were more than a few accusations of shenanigans, which the Wall Street Journal has chronicled. The battle is not yet over, as Norm Coleman vows a legal challenge to what his campaign deems as unfair ballot inclusions and shifting counting standards.

I think the only way you’re excited about this is if you’re a hardcore partisan. Franken’s win over Coleman isn’t really a numerical game-changer – it merely pads the Democrats already healthy majority. Indeed, I firmly believe Franken at some point is going to prove a liability to Senate Democrats with his unhinged behavior, and we are almost assured of Franken trying at some juncture to inject his comedy skills into a national legislative debate. As always, be careful what you wish for.

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