Franken plays senator again, responds to Obama's nomination of Sotomayor


In another example of Al Franken's fun game of pretend senator, the wanna-be sent out a statement this morning responding to President Obama's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. He calls himself "Sen.-elect" once again, which isn't exactly true. We think that title should be reserved for people who actually have a signed election certificate.

Here is his statement:

"I want to congratulate Judge Sotomayor on her history-making nomination to the Supreme Court. Confirming a Supreme Court Justice is among the most important responsibilities the Senate has, and I take that responsibility very seriously. I look forward to joining my colleagues as we examine Judge Sotomayor's qualifications carefully before confirmation. However, it is already clear that President Obama has chosen a remarkable jurist with an impressive record of accomplishment and a life story with which working families can identify."
Norm Coleman's appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court begins oral arguments June 1.