Tag: Al Franken

Democrats at Illinois state fair praise themselves for cleaning up their mess

It’s as if Republicans were to blame for giving us Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Here is a week worth of chuckles in which:  House Speaker Michael Madigan sets the Democratic strategy for the coming elections: Face it head on. Point out that Democrats threw him out of office. (But ignore the fact that it was the... Read more »

Bring in the clowns

Friend Bob wants to know why Al Franken so quickly made it to the prestigious Senate Judiciary  Committee. Why not appoint Jack Benny or W.C. Fields? I have no answer, Bob. A seat on the  committee is one of the most sought-after plums (especially for lawyers, which Franken is not), so the question needs to... Read more »

Judge Sotomayor, meet (yawn) Al Franken

Only five days in the Senate and Al Franken (D-Minn.) slides right in comfortably with other blabermouths (of both parties) as he delivers a nine-and-a-half minute opening statement in the Judge Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearing. Maybe we were expecting something more interesting from the accomplished comedian, but he proves he can drone on and on... Read more »
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