Norm Coleman Apparently Paying His Lawyer Quite a Bit to Not Respond to Bloggers

So Norm Coleman would like to use campaign funds to pay legal bills in connection with that weird suit-buying oil exec scandal. Did you know that it's very expensive to not respond to media inquiries?

See, Talking Points Memo and others have been asking Norm questions about Nasser Kazeminy, this rich guy who kept just giving him money, all the time. And Norm has not responded to them, once. And so, he asked for permission to use campaign cash to pay legal expenses accrued by not responding to reporters.

We don't respond to hundreds of emails a day—who knew we could be charging for the privilege?

(PS the recount appeal thing in Minnesota will still just continue on, forever and ever, even though it could destroy the career of Tim Pawlenty along with Norm's.)