Thursday, January 22, 2009

Franken further from danger?

I think, as always, Nate Silver has a good take on the Al Franken situation: they just want to bloody up Al Franken a bit more, and drag the thing out long enough so that people will be tired of it and won't object if Coleman somehow wins.

Here's something for fun:

It could take months before Norm Coleman's lawsuit is done. Harry Reid is evidently going to try to seat Franken this week. So it could be months before Coleman is seated.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.