Big Al, meet Little Al:
Speaking afterward on behalf of Franken, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak scolded Coleman for his embrace of victory, telling KSTP-TV that "we won't know what Minnesotans wanted" until the recount is complete. "There's a law here; we follow the law," Rybak said.
Meanwhile, the campaign of Franken is starting the process of compiling reports of voting irregularities, as Minnesota officials today prepared for the painstaking process of recounting ballots.
The odds of overturning a 725 vote margin in a state like Minnesota, which is far smaller than Florida and which doesn't employ the outdated punch card system, are practically nil. But if there's anyone I'd have expected to put his state through a miniature version of the Hell that was Florida in 2000, it's venomous tax cheat Al Franken.