Begala on Nahm the Recount Queen: “Pathetic, Creepy”

Well, hey – I thought that about Nahm Coleman the first time I heard him.  But that’s just me.

No – actually, I’m guessing its a LOT of people given that, even if he and his christianist political operatives can manage to steal the election, Coleman still will never have gotten the majority of the vote in any statewide race against anyone (what was it you pulled in 1998 against Jesse Ventura, Nahm?  Less than 35%? And even if you steal the seat from Al Franken?  Less than 42%?)

And if legitimacy prevails, it will mean that Coleman will be the man who lost to both Ventura and Al Franken – and was never able to beat anyone statewide who was both alive and who had been his opponent in said race for more than a week.

Over at CNN, Paul Begala writes:

When initial election night reports suggested a narrow Coleman win, Coleman said if he were trailing, he would forgo a recount and called on Franken to do so. “If you ask me what I would do,” he said, “I would step back. I just think the need for the healing process is so important.”

But apparently the healing process is less important to former Sen. Coleman now than it was in November. Of course, that’s not the first example of former Sen. Coleman employing situational ethics.

He was, after all, a self-professed Clinton-Gore Democrat who morphed into a Bush-Cheney Republican. He decried unscrupulous trial lawyers who file lawsuits on behalf of consumers — and now has filed a lawsuit seeking to have the courts giveth what the voters hath taken away.

While former Sen. Coleman litigates, Minnesota misses out. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is doing all she can, but right now, Minnesota has only one more vote in the Senate than Burkina Faso.

Give it up, former Sen. Coleman. You’re like one of those Japanese soldiers hiding in the caves in the 1970s; like one of those doctors who keeps shocking the dead patient 30 minutes after he flat-lines; like a pathetic, creepy stalker.

I take issue with Begala’s use of ‘siuational ethics.’

Obviously, it implies that Nahm has ethics of some sort.

And yet, the Republishills are still tooting Nahm’s…well, whatever might be tooted on Nahm (you do the math.)

As Michael Stokes Paulsen, a professor of law at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis wrote in The Wall Street Journal, there is a lot in the recount affair to concern us. Franken has exploited a weakness in almost every state’s recount process.

Yes – the weakness he exploited was the one that allows challenges to shotgun certification of rubberstamped ‘victory’ for rubberstamp ReDubyacan politicians of no ethics, questionable sexuality and even more-questionable accent before all the votes are counted.

We can’t have that now, can we?

2 Responses to Begala on Nahm the Recount Queen: “Pathetic, Creepy”

  1. Shane says:

    You are a complete moron! Franken is a joke and has no business in the Senate…well he is a clown so maybe he does? The guy is getting votes counted twice and in some presincts more votes then voters? Hmmm…seems kind of shady. There is no way the voters of Minnesota have voted for this jokster…or that says a lot about the state of Minnesota…and its not a good thing.

  2. translegalhistorian says:

    Here’s two replies for the price of one:

    Reply – Reality: You’re wrong.

    Reply – Your Universe: Who cares? Just think of it as partial payback for Bush v. Gore.

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