Politics

Al, Don’t Be Greedy

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As I noted last night, the Minnesota recount is under way and Al Franken made up some serious ground in the first day.

Still, why is he contesting the above ballot?

More from StarTribune:

The bubble beside Norm Coleman’s name appeared to have both an X and a squiggle in it, but the Al Franken campaign wants the state Canvassing Board to rule on whether it should count. That’s the only challenge in the special envelope in Plymouth so far, according to Sandy Engdahl, the city clerk and the official running the city recount. […]

Eight of the 24 precincts had been counted by 1:45 p.m., and the only challenged ballot, in Engdahl’s view, was clearly a vote for Coleman. Nevertheless, the Franken campaign was allowed to seek a second opinion.

True, this is just one ballot, but one ballot can become a symbol of “not getting it” in much the same way that auto execs flying in private jets to Washington to ask for bailout money has become a symbol.

Again, don’t be greedy Al. Take the high road. Because you know you’d be jumping all over Norm Coleman if he tried to pull something like this.