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Tuesday | April 08, 2003

Norm Coleman: another "classy" Republican

This is who Minnesotans elected to the Senate:

"To be very blunt and God watch over Paul's soul, I am a 99 percent improvement over Paul Wellstone," Coleman, R-Minn., said in a front-page story published in Roll Call. "Just about on every issue." [...]

In the story, Coleman reflected on his election to the Senate and said "there is a lot of anger" still coming from Wellstone forces.

"They lost their champion and they thought something was taken away," he told the newspaper. "All you can do is say, 'Hey, I mourn the loss, but I am here and I am going to do what I think is the right thing to do, and thank God I have a chance to be here.' "

Yeah. Thank God Wellstone's plane crashed. Because without that tragedy, Coleman wouldn't have won his seat. And without that tragedy, and the hatchet job the Mighty Wurlitzer did on Wellstone's memorial service, the GOP may not have won the Senate back.

But hey, he "mourns the loss" as well. So it's nice that such a class act represents the great state of Minnesota in the US Senate.

Posted April 08, 2003 05:45 AM | Comments (113)


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