Gimme a break . . . . .
Norm Coleman, that bastion of morality his own self, is ‘throwing over’ a $2500 donation he received from Sen. Larry Craig’s political action committee, Alliance for the West, as Coleman’s campaign director stated, “We aren’t going to keep the contribution because he has pled guilty to a crime unbecoming of a senator.” Coleman won Paul Wellstone’s seat in Minnesota by an amazing 2% following Wellstone’s death. Coleman is now being challenged by none other than Al Franken. (I see Susan Collins from Maine is doing the same thing; she’s facing fierce competition from Tom Allen for her seat.)
As a commenter over at ‘Think Progress’ noted:
That seems to be the latest trend with politicians. Didn’t they used to return donations from unacceptable characters? This money isn’t stolen. If Coleman thinks Craig is unworthy of giving him money he should return the check with a gracious “no thank you” and be done with it.
Donating to charity allows Coleman to take credit for charity that while denouncing the man who doled out the cash.
But then, I think Coleman is a sleazeball. I’m sure folks in Minnesota will recall the particulars more than I regarding Coleman’s father, Norm Coleman, Sr., who was arrested for having sex in while parked in a pizzeria’s parking lot. I dunno, is that like, a double standard? Roll Call reported on that as well.
On July 25, 2006, 81-year-old Norm Coleman, Sr., was spotted in a car outside Red’s Savoy Pizza in St. Paul having sex with Patrizia Schrag, a woman 43 years his junior. The father of Sen. Norm Coleman, he was cited for lewd and disorderly conduct…..
Ah, well . . . . .