Friday, December 25, 2009

I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and dog-gone it, people like me!

Newly elected Senator Al Franken (I still can't believe I am writing those words in the same sentence) is securing his well deserved reputation as a putz. A good measure of the character of a man is to see how he treats those that cannot respond to him. Our own Stuart Smalley, Minnesota's junior Senator has made quite a reputation of berating the junior staff members of his republican colleagues. Following a sharp exchange on the Senate floor, Senator Franken invited Senator Corker (R-Tenn.) ostensibly to mend fences. Unfortunately, Senator Frankens particular talents do not lie in that direction:
"The meeting quickly deteriorated when Franken began berating one of Corker’s aides, according to GOP aides familiar with the incident. Franken’s sally was so harsh that Corker told Franken to lay off his aide and direct the comments at him instead."

Another aide to a Senate Republican leader found herself at the sharp end of Franken’s wit at a recent reception in the Senate’s Mansfield Room.
"After the conversation began ordinarily, Franken started to grill the aide about what he sees as the failings of the GOP. Franken demanded to know why it had become the "Party of No" and had exaggerated facts in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, according to another GOP leadership aide."

Nice. Beat up staffers with your partisan viewpoints. She should have inquired of the senator why Democrats so ardently opposed the civil rights legislation of 1964.
"The incidents with GOP staff have reminded some Senate observers of a mocking interaction Franken had with a conservative student, Peter Fritz, at Carleton College during his Senate campaign. After learning of Fritz’s political orientation, Franken pressed him to defend Reaganomics and mimicked his speech patterns"

Class act. If history really is Al's interest, why did the Dems tear the nation apart with the election of Republican Abraham Lincoln?
The dolt.
"A spokeswoman for Franken declined to comment on either exchange."

Indeed. It is behavior more becoming an SNL skit writer than a US Senator. What in the world were Minnesotans thinking when they elected this guy?

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