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Friday, January 25, 2008

Al Franken Anger Unbound

You know the drill by now if the link to the story doesn't work. Do a search on the title of the story, "C.J.: Doggone it! Where is Stuart Smalley when Franken needs him?", and you should find it.

Al Franken, former satirist, Liberal Radio Talk Show host and cocaine snorter lost control and composure at Carleton College during a Q&A session with a student:

    Franken was at Carleton College, where the late Paul Wellstone was a professor, for a student rally related to a special election in state Senate District 25. After the rally, some students crowded around to take photos with the "Saturday Night Live" alum, author, satirist and celebrity.


    Franken apparently had more fun than senior history major Peter Fritz.

    According to Fritz, things started out fine with him taking photos of fellow Carls with Franken. Then Franken's curiosity was raised about why Fritz didn't want to be in a pic.

    He's a conservative, another Carl yelled out by way of explanation.

    At that point, Franken reportedly began peppering Fritz with questions about supporting President Bush and former President Ronald Reagan's tax increases. Fritz told me that he got tense and, as he does in those situations, started chewing the inside of his mouth, a gesture he said was mimicked by Franken; Fritz said he also thought that Franken mocked his style of speech.

    An aide eventually interrupted Franken's act by announcing to the candidate that it was time to go.

    Fritz told me Monday that he then stuck out his hand to shake Franken's. "Well, at least it's nice to meet you," the GOPer said he told Franken, who reportedly replied, I can't say the same.

    There was no handshake, Fritz said.


    Fritz [said] Wednesday that he was stunned by Franken's behavior: "I usually expect politicians to, at least, pretend as though, even in that kind of interaction, that they can convince me or have some kind of reasonable dialogue -- the whole Minnesota Nice thing, at least."

    Fritz's version of the encounter was backed up by Pablo Kenney, prez of the Carleton Dems.

If a Republican acted in the manner Franken did, there would be endless calls for a public apology.

Al Franken has no defense mechanism other than to make fun of people for their appearance, the way they speak or if they chew their lip. He has no footing in ideology other than his own and he has a complete lack of compassion or sympathy for anyone. Yet he pretends to campaign on the issue that he cares about people. The only person this little man who talks out of - ironically - the right side of his mouth cares about is himself. I guess this makes him right at home in the Democrat party.

Al Franken...an angry, vicious, hate-filled and spiteful tiny little man.



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