A comment in the discussion threads from one of our updates on the Coleman/Franken recount ‘trial’ …
Can’t somebody in the U.S. Attorney’s office in D.C. or St. Paul just indict Norm Coleman for all those apparently undisclosed gifts and sweetheart deals he received from political sugar daddies, and put an end to this farce? Coleman’s excruciating slow political demise puts Greta Garbo’s death scene in Camille to shame.
I confess that it’s occurred to me, knowing Franken as I do, that it’s possible the two men reached a secret pact in which Franken agreed to be kept out of the senate for six to eight weeks in exchange for Coleman agreeing to spend down all remaining dignity he has left in order to make himself a statewide laughingstock and never be able to run again for anything.
All this said, don’t miss Eric Kleefeld’s report from yesterday, which noted that after a comically incompetent week, Coleman’s legal team actually scored some solid points in yesterday’s testimony.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.