Coleman concedes at long last

Finally. it’s over, thanks to the Minnesota Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in favor of Al Franken. I heard Franken’s show on Air America back when the network started back in 2004. Going on that, I didn’t think Franken’s then-rumored ambitions for the Senate would fly. Of course the Republican Party still looked strong at the time, and the idea of a Democratic majority was hardly seemed possible, although it seemed Karl Rove’s dream of a permanent Republican majority was not going to fly, either.

Either way, congratulations to Sen.-elect Franken. I don’t believe that his seating will automatically lead to a permanent filibuster-proof 60 vote majority all the time. That assumes that all 60 Democratic senators vote in lock-step, which is not always guaranteed. They could always prove me wrong. Just like how I was wrong about Al Franken’s final victory. Well done, sir.


Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.