Al Franken

Here’s news of a recount gone right.  Al Franken emerged as the winner yesterday in a Minnesota Senate race that lasted seven months, and finally ended with the Democrat and former Saturday Night Live member taking the Sentate seat from incumbent, Norm Coleman.  The victory’s importance stretches far beyond Minnesota, as Franken’s victory gives the Democratic party a total of 60 senators, which allows them to thwart any fillibusters from the Republican party.