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Coleman-Franken trial: Wildlife Fund offers contest for political party animals

Surely, there are office pools from Ada to Zumbrota and from Alaska to Florida on this pressing matter: When in Harry Reid’s name will this Senate dispute between Al Franken and Norm Coleman end?

Well, the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund now has one on the web for all you recount animals to participate in.

Pick if it’s Coleman or Franken. Pick the date and then, if entrants are still tied – those wildlife folks are soooo funny – for the tie-breaker … pick the color of tie the senator will wear when he’s sworn in.

In an email, Sue Brown, executive director of the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund, told MinnPost: “We thought it was a fun way to engage political junkies and show solidarity with the voters in [Minnesota] and the hope they get a Senator soon … [It’s] not in any way trying to minimize the seriousness of the court proceedings.”

“The NWF Action Fund works to give wildlife and wildlife enthusiasts a voice in the democratic process,” the group’s website says.

Wildlife a voice in the process? Next thing we know, zoo animals from an Apple Valley precinct will be claiming they voted absentee, too.

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