University of Minnesota professor Lawrence Jacobs, quoted in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, on whether Norm Coleman's continued, extreme longshot legal challenges might damage his political future: "The longer he stays in and fights, it diminishes his chances of running for governor, which seems like a real possibility," Jacobs said. "In some people's eyes there's just irritation that this has gone on. That's not necessarily fair. Norm Coleman's decision to enter the [trial] is entirely legitimate and appropriate." Entirely legitimate?