Norm Coleman's Election Challenge is getting more and more ridiculous. The latest two examples of how ridiculous his challenge is:
1) Coleman's attorneys have said repeatedly over the past few days that they were not cherry-picking voters. Instead, they've tried to position this as a fight to simply make sure no voter was disenfranchised. Unfortunately, they forgot to prep their witnesses to lie for them. Take Peter DeMuth:
Upon cross-examination by Franken attorney Kevin Hamilton, DeMuth said he was
contacted by the Republican Party and told about the problem. "They asked me if
I knew my absentee ballot had been rejected. I said no," said DeMuth. "They
asked me if I was a supporter of Norm Coleman, and I said yes, and they
proceeded to ask me if I would like to go further."
2) Then there's this wonderful nugget that came out of Coleman attorney Joe Friedberg while cross-examining Deputy Secretary of State Jim Gelbmann:
Friedberg: In point of fact, even though I did something I wasn't supposed
to do with the application, my ballot should still count because my signature is
Deputy Secretary of State Jim Gelbmann: Not according to the procedures we
use to determine whether the signature is genuine.
Friedberg: I don't care about your procedures.
(Franken lawyer calls an objection, is sustained.)
Friedberg: Okay, I do care...
That pretty much sums up the apparent position of Team Coleman so far: I don't care about your procedures. Or the law. Or the truth. I just don't want to lose.
But I don't want to seem like all I'm doing is kicking the mud out of Norm Coleman. Maybe I should throw him a bone. How about this: His wife is sure is hot. She's got legs that go all the way to the floor...