Ten years ago, the good people of Minnesota decided to show they world that they deserve to be the given the title of "Most Low Rent" state in the Union by electing Jessie "the Body" Ventura (a political crackpot and former professional wrestler) as their governor. One would have thought that not only would such a move would have had their position secured. But always eager to keep what's theirs; Minnesotans have done the impossible and managed to do something stupider that voting in Ventura.
Al Franken has finally won his senate seat.
Unfunny, ultra-liberal comedian/talking head Frankin won his eight month long battle after Republican incumbent Norm Coleman conceded to Franklin. Coleman yielded after the Minnesota Supreme Court handed out a unanimous order to confirm Frankin. Franken told reporters Tuesday that he was "humbled not just by the closeness of this election but by the enormity of the responsibility that comes with this office. We have a lot of work to do in Washington but that's why I signed up for the job in the first place."
Franken, previously known for making unfunny movies as well as being regarded by many as the unfunniest actor on Saturday Night Live (yes, even considering Joe Picipo), expects to be confirmed sometime next week (as the 4 of July is later on in the week and Congress just can't sit still that close to vacation). His confirmation now gives the Democrats 60 seats in the senate, virtually granting President Obama a rubber stamp to get whatever he wants without threats of Republican filibuster. Though Frankin vows not to be a slave to the party line.
"I'm not going to Washington to be the 60th Democratic senator. I'm going to Washington to be the second senator from the state of Minnesota. That's how I'm going to do this job."