COLEMAN’S FALL FROM GRACE…. The combination of arrogance, desperation, and sanctimony is never a good combination, especially in politicians in the public eye. Take Norm Coleman, for example.

Coleman is adept, somewhat too adept, his critics might say, at skillfully tailoring his message to his audience, and that skill set was on full display Friday.

On Friday, Coleman made the media rounds with radio interviews that included conservative nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mike Gallagher … an unyielding fiscal and religious conservative, who hosts one of the Top 10 rated talk shows in the country. […]

When asked about the recount and how it is affecting him personally, Coleman said he starts every day with a prayer and that he knows “God wants me to serve.”

As DHinMI asked yesterday, “If God wants him to serve, why didn’t God give him more votes?”

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.