Coleman's New Plan to Steal Franken's Win
As former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman's lawsuit contesting the results of a hand recount in Minnesota begins today, his lawyers are predicting a 'very, very tedious proceeding."
The three-judge panel overseeing the suit will convene at 1 pm CT Monday. Coleman is contesting results that gave Democrat Al Franken the edge with 225 votes out of approximately three million ballots.
On a conference call Sunday, Coleman lawyer Joe Friedberg said he expects a "very, very tedious" proceeding. Friedberg, a prominent Minnesota lawyer, will present opening arguments in the case.
"It will be very boring," he said. "There's no way I think I can interject any jokes into it."
So Joe Friedberg, Minnesota's top white-shoe courtroom lawyer, is leading with the "Let me win even though you're ahead or else we'll keep holding the entire state and nation hostage with boring and bizarre stuff" strategy.
I was waiting to see Fritz Knaak's and Tony Trimble's names come up, but apparently the decision was made from On High that they couldn't run a one-car parade -- and really, when you've got the most prominent right-wing bloggers in the state, bloggers who are also practicing attorneys, repeatedly chewing you out over your bogus strategy, you know you've screwed up. So now, aside from Friedberg, the local talent has been pushed aside and the Pros from Dover are taking over spin duties: