Monday, January 26, 2009

Norm, Norm, Norm...

One thing you gotta love about close elections is that they keep on giving, long after election day. Up in Minnesota, for instance, Norm Coleman is still at it. I honestly don't know how the man can stand to look in the mirror. I mean, the guy's a jackass, but what his lawyers got up to in court today...well, there are no words, because it speaks for itself. They brought evidence that they had tampered with to court, and you can imagine how that went:
Coleman lawyer Joe Friedberg briefly interviewed Fuzer. Then it was Franken lawyer Marc Elias' turn.

Elias showed Fuzer a side-by-side comparison of an unaltered copy of one envelope and the version in the Coleman camp's filing, with the latter missing the section where the local official described why it was rejected. Fuzer said it looked like a photocopying problem -- as Coleman lawyer James Langdon said last week.

Then Elias showed her another comparison, and another, and another. In all, five altered ballot envelopes were shown, and in all five instances the obliterated information was the reason for the ballot to have been rejected. In some instances Fuzer said it was a photocopying error, while in other cases she said the Coleman camp probably thought the writing they were erasing was their own Post-It note, and not the local official's.

At one point Elias asked if it might be best for the campaign to go back and review their copies. Said Fuzer: "I agree."
You gotta wonder how much he's paying these people. I hope it's a lot, but even if it isn't I don't think the man is getting his money's worth. Hee.

1 comment:

  1. For real. I mean, my mind's wandering just reading the account of that mind-numbing task. Gack.