Norm Coleman never ceases to amaze me. No matter how much of a scoundrel you may think he is, he can always manage to go one better. For example, consider this story from CNN describing the election results. In an excruciatingly close election, we find Coleman barely ahead with 42 percent of the vote and Al Franken at a hair less. Out of nearly 2.5 million votes cast (not including a third party), they are separated by a mere 720 votes. As far as I can determine, once the result is within 0.5 percent (about 15,000 in this instance), a recount is triggered. But what does Norm “The Weasel” Coleman say?
“I recognize that because of my margin of victory, Mr. Franken has the right to pursue an official review of the election results. It is up to him whether such a step is worth the tax dollars it would take to conduct,”
Yeah that’s right Norm, you shameless buffoon, insinuate that Al Franken is wasting taxpayer dollars to determine if there might be an error on the order of 0.03 percent between the two of you. If this guy isn’t a crap-bag then I don’t know who is. It is scary that he holds any semblance of power beyond following incontinent canines with a scooper.
According to Yahoo News, the distance is a mere 475 votes and Coleman told reporters that he’d “step back” if he were in Franken’s shoes. Complete and utter bullshit.
Oh, and the new margin is less than 0.017 percent.