Read time: 1 minute

Norm Coleman's Press Flack Utterly Humiliated

First the back story: I've been told by two sources that [local businessman and political contributor Nasser] Kazeminy has in the past covered the bi

First the back story:

I've been told by two sources that [local businessman and political contributor Nasser] Kazeminy has in the past covered the bills for Coleman's lavish clothing purchases at Nieman Marcus in Minneapolis. The sources were not certain of the dates of the purchases; if they were made before Coleman joined the Senate in 2003, he obviously would not be required to report it under senate rules. But having a private businessman pay for your clothing is never a good idea if you're a public official (Coleman was mayor of St. Paul from 1994 to 2002).

When pressed by reporters Wednesday on whether or not Coleman, in fact, accepted these suits from Kazeminy, spokesman Cullen Sheehan repeats the phrase "the Senator has reported every gift he has ever received" no fewer than nine times.

HuffPo has the excruciating transcript.

Ouch. Isn't it really a simple "yes or no?" question? No wonder Coleman is running around blaming the evil bloggers and canceling press conferences.

Also remember that Coleman was busted earlier for getting a sweetheart rental deal on his pad down in DC. Does the guy pay for anything?

The best news, of course, is that this all helps Al Franken, who has drawn the Minnesota Senate race to a dead-heat. Go show him some love if you can spare it.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team