Hey, like most of MN, I just happily acknowledged Al Franken’s win. We have two senators again.
There are people who are lamenting the fact that our State Supreme Court did not order Pawlenty to sign the election certification. They don’t have to. He’s legally compelled to sign it anyway.
This leaves him two choices:
1. He signs the certification without hesitation or question, which pisses off his right-side wingnut base, and it puts a dent in the support of his rumored 2012 Presidential bid. Or,
2. He declines to sign the certification, which pisses off the middle-grounders because it looks like more Bush-era obstructionism. And it puts a dent in the support of his rumored 2012 Presidential bid.
Either way, he’s fucked. So he might as well go along with the State Supreme Court’s ruling.