Cafferty: Senate race makes Minn. "look like third-world country"


Let's all agree on something: We're really sick of the Senate race for Minnesota's still open seat. It's drawn out, over dramatic, and really not doing it for us anymore. We're political junkies at heart, but this makes us want to swear off politics forever. The only people have a great time are those making serious bank off these legal cases.

But does it make Minnesota look like a third-world country? No way, but CNN's resident cranky Jack Cafferty says so. We just like to say the endless trials make Coleman look like a sore loser and makes both of them look insanely hypocritical.

Some highlights from Cafferty's blog post on the latest news that Coleman lost his recount trial last night:
Minnesota has become a joke -- unless you live there and would like your voice represented in the United States Senate. 161 days after the election and they're still trying to figure out who won the senate race between incumbent Republican Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken.

I'm exhausted watching this... looks like a Three Stooges movie.

Minnesota is starting to look like a third world country -- the land of 10,000 lakes and a dysfunctional democracy. We send people to monitor elections in foreign countries. Maybe next time we should send some to Minneapolis.

Yes this has been terribly long and painful, but the process is not dysfunctional. Nothing illegal is going on here, but when you have a vote total that is this close, people get a little crazy. No one is stealing elections, illegally skewing vote totals or breaking recount laws. It's simply a slow process when politicians choose to argue every issue they can.

If anything, blame the GOP for continuing to fight what increasingly looks like a lost election. It's hard to argue they are doing anything more than stalling Franken's seating at this point as more people come forward saying his case is a lost cause. We can get annoyed by the time wasted and pissed off that we only have one senator representing Minnesota, but it's tough to argue that our election system is actually flawed. It's just the people who play the game that deserve the angry finger pointing.