So the people have spoken and Minnesota has its Senator at last (I gather Coleman will not press on for an injunction in the Federal courts?). This is as it should be, and long overdue. Still, we might as well remind ourselves that Minnesota, once near-universally regarded as among the best governed polities in the nation (if not the planet) has now followed up its choice of an underemployed ex-wrestler for the governorship with the choice of an only-mildly-funny comic for the Senate.
On the other hand, I suppose you might say that Minnesota's other Senator is one of the best-equipped, conscientious and perhaps even talented members of that sometimes-august body. One for two ain't bad.