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Vandalism, death threats against Senator Norm Coleman.

Fairly sophisticated ones, in fact.

Easily too sophisticated for them to come directly from Al Franken’s campaign itself. Via Drudge:

Coleman campaign: Senator’s garage vandalized

ST. PAUL (AP) – A spokesman for Sen. Norm Coleman says that vandals wrote graffiti on the garage of his St. Paul home that called the senator “scum” and a “criminal.”

Coleman and his wife, Laurie, live in the Crocus Hill neighborhood of St. Paul. Spokesman Mark Drake says Wednesday morning that grafitti left on the outside of the garage says: “You are a criminal resign or else”; “Scum,” which is written three times; and “Psalm 2.”

Before I forget: donate to Coleman here, and the NRSC here.If you’re wondering why I’m calling this a death threat, read Psalm 2:

The Reign of the Lord’s Anointed

2:1 Why do the nations rage [1] and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, 3 “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.”

4 He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. 5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, 6 “As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.”

7 I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you. 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. 9 You shall break [2] them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. 11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

What a charming implied sentiment that is; precisely the sort of thing that would make people scream “theocracy! Christianists!” if the target was a Democratic Jew. Also: note that this is Norm Coleman that we’re talking about, he who recently ended running negative campaign ads. Apparently, this sort of thing just encourages a certain subset of Minnesota Democrats.

Anybody think that this attack will get any kind of meaningful, mature response from Al Franken?

Nah, me neither.

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