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Friday, July 18, 2008

Bad week to be Smilin' Norm

Posted by: Hammer / 10:30 AM

It's a tough week to be Norm Coleman. The DFL is calling you a "liar" for arguing that bill takes "away the right to a secret ballot in a union election". Pat Kessler won't call you a liar, but agrees that your statement is "false".

Now, it turns out that the very policy you oppose now is one you supported as as mayor of Saint Paul.

Coleman claims an Al Franken-backed plan would eliminate such union-recognition ballots by allowing a public "card check." Turns out Coleman backed the idea as St. Paul mayor. Coleman's spokesperson says the difference is this is federal law, not a city request to businesses. Franken calls Coleman "shameless." Last week, [WCCO's Pat] Kessler judged the secret-ballot attack "false."


So where are you folks? Things are heating up in the world. Can we at least expect a post once Obama names his VP?

By Anonymous Jerjo, at 10:16 AM  

I don't know. I was looking forward to the Franken/Coleman race for a long time, but I'm burned out. Speaking just for me, I don't think I've got anything interesting to say.

By Blogger Hammer, at 10:29 AM  

Well, at least Franken has now drawn even. I suspect that Obama's coattails ought to be enough to sweep Smilin' Norm out with the garbage. That Alaskan fishing trip ad is devastating.

By Anonymous Jerjo, at 3:05 PM  

It's a start. I think if Pawlenty is on the ticket, Coleman wins. If not, then a big Obama turn out could put Franken over the top.

The key for Obama is delivering a few million new voters.

By Blogger Hammer, at 3:17 PM  

Atrios is reporting that Romney's sister's house in Michigan just got a Secret Service sweep. Hmm, maybe Timmy will still stay home after the Rethuglicans leave town next Thursday. I like the idea of Mittens running. Dobson and the rest of his ilk will go absolutely off their rockers.

By Blogger Jerjo/Carjo, at 7:28 PM  

Wow, was I wrong. But then again so was everyone else. Smilin' Norm must be disappointed that his T-Paw coattails have been taken away. By someone he'd probably like to sleep with...

By Blogger Jerjo/Carjo, at 6:48 PM  

Sarah Palin is the best thing to happen to Al Franken since Michael Jordan appeared with Stuart Smalley. Plus, Palin blew the whistle on the Alaska fishing trips that Coleman attended.

By Blogger Hammer, at 7:19 AM  

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