To be blunt, I see no reason to change my opinion of Franken merely becauses of the fact that he now has the term senator affixed to his name. Feel free to opine why I should feel otherwise.
Franken has made his living as a clown, now he will be going to the Senate as a thief, from the Wall Street Journal :
The Minnesota Supreme Court yesterday declared Democrat Al Franken the winner of last year’s disputed Senate race, and Republican incumbent Norm Coleman’s gracious concession at least spares the state any further legal combat. The unfortunate lesson is that you don’t need to win the vote on Election Day as long as your lawyers are creative enough to have enough new or disqualified ballots counted after the fact.
Mr. Franken trailed Mr. Coleman by 725 votes after the initial count on election night, and 215 after the first canvass. The Democrat’s strategy from the start was to manipulate the recount in a way that would discover votes that could add to his total. The Franken legal team swarmed the recount, aggressively demanding that votes that had been disqualified be added to his count, while others be denied for Mr. Coleman
Hat tip and more, Gateway Pundit :
If Franken had any decency he’d at least thank those 2,812 dead voters for their support
Babs Boxer recently moaned that she had to work hard to get the title of senator. In the case of Franken, the hard work was done by his lawyers.
I note that in a year of a Democrat tsunami, in a blue leaning state, Franken could not win the majority of living voters.