I don't know if you're sick of hearing about this, but I'm embarrased to say my hometown Senator is now down by 265 votes as of the Strib, 1:30 EST with 1215 ballots reviewed.
However, it has inspired local political reporters/bloggers to write this little diddy:
How the Court Stole Christmas
With apologies to Dr. Seuss:
All the Whos down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot,
But the Court in St. Paul very clearly did not.
"We've got to stop Christmas from coming somehow,"
Said the Court as it ruled that the Whos must be fooled.
Then the justices had an awful idea,
A scary and maybe unlawful idea.
"Let's make them keep working and fighting all season,
"Let's just keep them squabbling ‘till they lose touch with reason!''
And the thought gave the Court a warm lawyerly feeling,
While reporters in Whoville just about hit the ceiling...
Oy. Let's hope it stays in rhyme only, though I have a feeling much of this is already coming to pass.
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