Can You Say SENATOR Al Franken?

You might be soon.

According to Time magazine today, Norm Coleman’s appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court appears to be facing a stiff headwind, not just from the judges generally, but specifically from a Tim Pawlenty appointed justice:

The judges’ tone on Monday seemed to favor Franken, as it was Coleman’s lawyers who endured much of the tough questioning. Interrupting another Coleman attorney, Joe Friedberg, just one minute into his remarks, Justice Christopher Dietzen (a Pawlenty appointee) said Friedberg’s argument that there were enough problems to make a difference in the outcome of the election had “no concrete evidence to back it up.” He added, “In my experience, I’ve never seen an offer of proof like this.”

If the Minnesota Supreme Court rules against Norm Coleman, and in Al Franken’s favor, will Governor Pawlenty sign Franken’s certification? Health care reform legislation this year may ride on Pawlenty doing so.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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