The American Thinker says that George Soros was especially interested in removing Norm Coleman from the senate. They feel that it was related to Coleman’s successful investigation of corruption at the U.N. Also, by attacking a Soros friend at the U.N., Coleman jeopardized channels that Soros maintains to secure inside info about international banking and foreign governments that make currency speculation especially profitable. Soros was also involved in the election of a Democrat as Minnesota Secretary of State that helped Franken’s perversion of the recount. A relevant passage from the American Thinker piece:
"Norm Coleman was the chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and as such took a leading role in uncovering and investigating the United Nations oil-for-food scandal. Coleman was the leader in the Senate when it came to scrutinizing the operations of the United Nations; he appeared frequently in the media. The United Nations had never before come under such public criticism in the Senate. The mandarins and their fellow travelers were made very uncomfortable by the work of Senator Coleman.
They do not forget their adversaries.
This scandal involved not just negligence of the UN officials that set up and monitored the program (which immeasurably helped keep Saddam Hussein in power and, in a sense, helped create the conditions for the invasion of Iraq), but also involved corruption that reached the highest levels at the United Nations.
Coleman was dogged in his pursuit of the wrongdoers at the UN. The investigation tarnished the image of Mark Malloch Brown (UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's deputy and right-hand man at the UN) who was seen as spinning away any culpability of Annan and the UN itself in this travesty of a program. Coleman thereby clearly earned the wrath of George Soros, for the ties between Brown and Soros are tight and seemingly mutually beneficial."