“Yesterday the voters spoke. We prevailed,” … [my opponent could opt to waive the recount.]

“It’s up to him whether such a step is worth the tax dollars it will take to conduct,” He said, telling reporters he would “step back” if he were in [his opponent’s] position…

Oh. No, wait, sorry. I got that backwards. The above quote was Norm Coleman telling us that Al Franken should bow out of the senate race back when Coleman was ahead by between 200 and 300 points, and prior to the legally mandated recount. Now that the recount is virtually over and it is Franken ahead by between 200 and 300 votes, I assume Coleman will shortly issue a statement that he will be bowing out. It is what he would do after all. Like he said.

So, Norm, what’s the story?