In case anyone’s unclear on Norm Coleman’s motivations in dragging this spurious election contest out even further, here’s a blast from the past from his lead attorney, Florida 2000 veteran Ben Ginsberg:
[t]his reminds me of a speech Coleman’s attorney, Ben Ginsberg, gave a few years ago while I was still in law school. In that speech, Ginsberg candidly admitted that (link is an old Real Player file. Quote is at 38:52):
Just like, really, with the Voting Rights Act, Republicans have some fundamental philosophical difficulties with the whole notion of Equal Protection.
Ben Ginsberg: keeping it real.
I’m trying to confirm a rumor that Ginsberg is so gung-ho about preventing political participation by minorities and poor people that he named his dog Gerrymander. Will let you know what I find out.
More seriously, here’s to hoping the state Supreme Court recognizes snake oil when they smell it.