Michele Bachmann (R-MN) joins the chorus of rightwing nutjobs who have signed onto the Norm Coleman strategy of discrediting the entire Minnesota recount process. A tall order, given the circumspect nature of the painstaking recount process. In fact, in her appearance yesterday on Fox&Friends she basically cribs her entire argument from a Wall Street Journal piece last week called Funny Business in Minnesota, which in turn took it's talking points straight from the Coleman campaign. And they're nothing if not blatant about it either:
Strange things keep happening in Minnesota, where the disputed recount in the Senate race between Norm Coleman and Al Franken may be nearing a dubious outcome. Thanks to the machinations of Democratic Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and a meek state Canvassing Board, Mr. Franken may emerge as an illegitimate victor.
And so too are those zany Fox kids (Doocy-Carlson-Kilmeade). In a piece last week (added to the video) Al Franken is lumped in with Rod Blagojevich, Eliot Spitzer and other Democratic scandals, heavy emphasis on "democratic".
Although Coleman has filed a motion to contest the result (Franken winning by 225 votes out of over 2 million cast) it's looking increasingly likely this is more theater than with definite prospects of overturning the now certified result.