The Life of a Would-Be Senator

While the stimulus debate raged in Congress, the two men fighting over last remaining Senate seat were forced to sit and watch from the sidelines. Al Franken and Norm Coleman are still awaiting the results of a trial to determine who won their closely contested Minnesota election. So what's it like in limbo? "It's a little difficult and frustrating," Coleman deadpanned. "These are the most challenging economic times of my life, and I want to be involved in this discussion. What I'm left with is the op-ed." Franken's current state: "I'm really eager to get to work. Having a 59th vote would have changed the dynamic" on the stimulus.