Al Franken Leading Minn. Senate Race, Norm Coleman May Go Back On His Word

Former funny man and apparent Democrat Senator-to-be Al Franken looks to be in the lead in Minnesota's Senate race. The Saturday Night Live alum currently leads the race by 225 votes, and the state's Canvassing Board only has to certify the results on Monday to make it official.

Not so fast, Al. It looks like Republican opponent Norm Coleman may file a lawsuit to challenge the election results. He also has a petition before the state Supreme Court to include 650 votes that were improperly rejected, but not sent to St. Paul for counting.

Hmm, Norm Coleman. . . Norm Coleman. . . that name sounds so familiar. How do I know that name?

Oh wait, I remember. That's the guy who, when he was leading the recount, said if the tables were turned, he would step aside, even if the margin were a slim one.

I said back in November that Coleman wouldn't step aside if he were in Franken's shoes, and it looks like he hasn't. If Norm truly wanted to be a man of his word, he would do what he said he would. But instead, he would rather be a politician. I can't blame him, because it's a sweet gig. But still, don't say you would do something if you're not actually prepared to do it.

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