As wrenching as it is to see a buffoon like Franken beat a good, solid guy like Norm Coleman, there will be silver linings for the GOP.
1. Please, please NRSC and everyone else -- train your cameras on Senator Franken. I'll bet anyone that he's going to embarrass both himself and his state.
2. The Democrats now have no excuse, whatsoever, for not making good on their campaign promises. They now officially have a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, and a solid majority in the House.
Let us (continue to) await with interest the "hope" and "change" that they've been promising Americans for so long.