Thanks to Politico‘s Ben Smith for sending this our way.
This is the most painful press engagement between a campaign spokesman and a “polite, but persistent” group of media I have ever seen.
Let’s just hope that Al Franken buys all of his own suits.
As American Prospect executive editor Mark Schmitt just wrote in a note, the media between now and election day will just keep asking “who was paying for [Norm Coleman’s] suits, his gas bill, his rent, his wife’s salary, etc.”
Adding to the fun, Mark Leon Goldberg of UN Dispatch shared with me, “Oh, how I wish Kofi Annan would travel to Minneapolis to demand Coleman’s resignation.” That is exactly what John Bolton’s best friend in the Senate, Norm Coleman, did to Annan.
— Steve Clemons