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  •  Galloway absolutely kicked ass (4.00)
    and showed Coleman up for the craven lightweight that he is, while delivering the most powerful, succinct indictment of the Bush administration yet to be heard.

    Thank you, Norm--you putz!--for giving George Galloway this platform.

    Cela est bien dit, répondit Candide, mais il faut cultiver notre jardin.

    by d52boy on Tue May 17, 2005 at 02:04:35 PM PDT

    •  Thank you, Norm--you putz! (4.00)
      Exactly! What a great point to hit the Right over the head with!

      Craven lightweight... that just nails it too!

      •  I've been calling him that since he got elected. (none)
        Norm Coleman is a stuffed shirt lackey to the administration  and will never be anything more.

        "Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives." -John Stuart Mill

        by green917 on Tue May 17, 2005 at 04:15:50 PM PDT

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      •  Here's someone who agrees with you (4.00)
        After Norm was elected Garrison Keillor came out with two of the most withering articles I've ever read-- they were delicious.  You need a subscription to Salon to see them (here and here), but here are a couple of choice quotes:

        To choose Coleman over Walter Mondale is one of those dumb low-rent mistakes, like going to a great steakhouse and ordering the tuna sandwich. But I don't envy someone who's sold his soul. He's condemned to a life of small arrangements. There will be no passion, no joy, no heroism, for him. He is a hollow man.

        Whew.  And then there's:

        I'm ashamed of Minnesota for electing this cheap fraud, and I'm ashamed of myself for sitting on my hands, tending to my hoop-stitching, confident that Wellstone would win and that Coleman would wind up with an undersecretaryship in the Commerce Department. Instead, he will sit in the highest council in the land, and move in powerful circles, and enjoy the perks of his office, which includes all the sycophancy and bootlicking a person could ever hope for.

        Yikes.  Yet there's more:

        All you had to do was look at Coleman's face, that weird smile, the pleading eyes, the anger in the forehead. Or see how poorly his L.A. wife played the part of Mrs. Coleman, posing for pictures with him, standing apart, stiff, angry. Or listen to his artful dodging on the stump, his mastery of that old Republican dance, of employing some Everyguy gestures in the drive to make the world safe for the privileged. What a contrivance this guy is.

        Garrison... not a fan of Norm.

    •  The only foreign policy credentials (4.00)
      Norm Coleman brings to the Subcommittee on Investigations is, as Peter Reed writes in a letter to the editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, "mayor of a sleepy town with no parking".

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