Have a seat, this will only take a few minutes.
Smartie and I had a discussion a few days ago where we decided that Norm Coleman's legal team doesn't really believe that they can win, but are dragging this out as long as possible to keep Franken out of the seat. I had come up with the idea a while ago, as it would make Franken easier to defeat in 2014. But Smartie thinks it's now being perpetuated by the RNC to keep the democrats down one senator to make bills harder to pass. The stimulus package, he says, is an excellent example of why this matters to them.
But now I realize there's yet another complication. Why would Coleman's lawyers want anything BUT a molasses trial when he's made almost $190,000 since November? If i was getting paid over $60,000 a month I'd take my sweet time, too.
In other news, despite the lengthy and detailed recount process there are still no signs of voter fraud in Minnesota according to the GOP themselves. Of course, someone forgot to tell the MNGOP. Oddly enough, there was one case -- the felon who shouldn't have voted who voted for Coleman. Even though that's the exact same thing that happened in Florida, the GOP must have decided to leave it off their site for some reason. I wonder if it had to do with who the vote was cast for.
Finally, more men than women are being laid off during this recession. Is it because more traditionally male job categories are hurting, or because women make less? Bob Collins says the former, but retail has taken a huge nosedive, so I'm not as sure.
More thoughts tomorrow...