(Sigh.....computer still broken. Actually dead now, not just broken. So I have to buy a NEW computer and I'm TERRIBLE at buying anything where there are more than two choices. So it's taking weeks. And I'm not blogging. It's possible that this makes me a bad person. However, here is a little something. I know it's not much.)
The U.S. Senate race in Minnesota is tight. So tight that, if incumbent Norm Coleman were a teenage girl at a party, her boyfriend would probably punch democrat Al Franken in the face for being too close. At latest count the two candidates are only 247 votes apart.
This, of course, begs the question, "What if, after all the counting and recounting, there's a tie?" Oh, don't worry friends. According to the state's Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, Minnesota state law has established a completely well thought-out, logical, and fair procedure for just such a predicament:
A coin toss.
Wait, what? After months of campaigning and tens of millions of dollars spent, this race could potentially be decided by the flip of a coin? Madness.
But at least it'll end all the arguing and cries of partisan unfairness that have been going on in the state for the past few weeks.
Well, unless they choose the wrong coin.
Lincoln was, after all, a Republican.