Both Norm Coleman (R, Incumbant) and Al Franken have set up legal oversight teams for the impending recount in the Minnesota Senatorial race. However, Coleman’s lawyer is regisning from the team. Acorrding to the West Central Tribune Online, Coleman’s campagin …
… announced Wednesday evening that former U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger, a Republican, would oversee the recount for Coleman. But Heffelfinger removed himself Thursday morning, saying he had to focus on guiding a city of St. Paul review of law enforcement practices during the Republican National Convention.
“I have realized that taking a leadership role with Sen. Coleman’s recount team would interfere with my commitment to the city and the RNC inquiry,” Heffelfinger said.
This, of course, raises speculation (here on this blog, by me, right now) that Heffelfinger smells dirty pool and is trying to cut his losses. This would fit the pattern of other apparent irregularities related to Coleman during this campaign, as well as Coleman’s quick passive aggressive condemnation of Franken for wanting the actual votes to actually be counted so we could find out who the actual winner is.