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Franken apologizes to McConnell for rudeness
GOPUSA ^ | August 5, 2010 | AP Staff

Posted on 08/06/2010 8:58:53 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday for being rude to Sen. Mitch McConnell as the Senate's top Republican was winding up a solemn debate on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.

Franken, a liberal Democrat from Minnesota, was presiding over the Senate as McConnell explained his opposition to President Barack Obama's high-court nominee.

A Senate GOP aide said Franken made theatrical gestures and whispered under his breath as the Kentucky senator spoke. It was distracting enough that McConnell went up to the former comedian afterward and said, "This isn't 'Saturday Night Live,' Al."

(Excerpt) Read more at gopusa.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: actedstupidly; alfranken; apology; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; draintheswamp; franken; hollywoodreds; macacamoment; manners; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; selectednotelected; senatorfranken; snl; stealingthesenate; stolenseat; thief
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1 posted on 08/06/2010 8:58:58 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I think Franken was either drunk or high.


2 posted on 08/06/2010 9:00:40 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (It's easy being a communist when you're rich.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I guess he got a little short with him...........


3 posted on 08/06/2010 9:01:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Nope. The Senate isn’t SNL. But it’s awfully close to being one.


4 posted on 08/06/2010 9:01:38 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Franken suffers from that well known malady of all liberals - Political Tourettes.


5 posted on 08/06/2010 9:01:42 AM PDT by eleni121 (But now, he that has a moneybag take it; without a sword let him sell his garment, and buy one.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

I am surprised that he apologized. I guess the old saying the clock is correct twice a day or something like this is true.


6 posted on 08/06/2010 9:02:12 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This guy is a joke..


7 posted on 08/06/2010 9:02:15 AM PDT by gulfcoast6 (GOD IS)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
As a comedian, Al Franken was not funny. As a senator, he is not senatorial.

341 felon voters voting for their own kind is the reason we hear from him today.

8 posted on 08/06/2010 9:03:12 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Franken can’t help himself. He suffers from terminal immaturity.


9 posted on 08/06/2010 9:03:18 AM PDT by crosshairs (Celebrate diversity. Own a variety of firearms.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If the GoP had any cojones, they would push for a censure of the rookie Senator..

We know the Rats would never expel one of their own.. not when they have folk like Stark and Grayson in their midst.


10 posted on 08/06/2010 9:05:09 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m still waiting for the people of Minnesota to apologize for this voting in this joke.


11 posted on 08/06/2010 9:05:22 AM PDT by mort56
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Frankenstein is a has-been clown, a reject from Saturday Night Live, and a refugee from Airhead Amerikkka, the Leftist network that is as bankrupt of ideas as it is of money.

All he knows how to do is play the clown, and a lousy one at that.

He’s as funny as a pasture patty.


12 posted on 08/06/2010 9:05:43 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Minnesota must be where the idiots congregate. How do they vote this clown in?


13 posted on 08/06/2010 9:05:44 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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To: The_Media_never_lie

But the former jailbirds could certainly tell better jokes.


14 posted on 08/06/2010 9:06:16 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m still waiting for the people of Minnesota to apologize for this voting in this joke.


15 posted on 08/06/2010 9:06:23 AM PDT by mort56
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Even with the felon vote it wasn’t enough for Franken to win, they manufactured the victory.


16 posted on 08/06/2010 9:06:43 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon
How do they vote this clown in?

Hey!

A few thousand room-temp voters can't be wrong!

17 posted on 08/06/2010 9:08:00 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Minnesota, hope you’re proud of sending this kind of bum to the Senate.


18 posted on 08/06/2010 9:10:03 AM PDT by chimera
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Franken is nothing but a rude classless punk.

The senate seat was stolen. They kept counting and counting until they had more votes. It was total bs. Even felons were counted.

If this seat was not stolen, we wouldn’t have hussein obamacare being rammed down our throats.


19 posted on 08/06/2010 9:12:30 AM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Franken is an idiot..
20 posted on 08/06/2010 9:14:21 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"Prankin' Al" Franken has ZERO self control.

Welcome to the Sen. Al Franken Show. Cue occasional mild chuckle

21 posted on 08/06/2010 9:15:20 AM PDT by syriacus (OILbamaGATE: It's not about BP's costly leak. It's about Obama's stingy cleanup.)
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To: mort56

“I’m still waiting for the people of Minnesota to apologize for this voting in this joke.”

I’m sorry I was able to cast only one vote against him.


22 posted on 08/06/2010 9:15:45 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("It isn't that Liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I hope someone has a video of this.


23 posted on 08/06/2010 9:21:13 AM PDT by syriacus (OILbamaGATE: It's not about BP's costly leak. It's about Obama's stingy cleanup.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

>>>Minnesota must be where the idiots congregate. How do they vote this clown in?

Take out the illegal votes cast by felons, he would have lost the election.


24 posted on 08/06/2010 9:21:29 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“This isn’t ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Al.”

That will show them. Tough. Decisive. As opposition to the Kagan nomination has been all along . . .


25 posted on 08/06/2010 9:22:06 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die. - Samuel Adams)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Take out the illegal votes cast by felons, he would have lost the election.

**********

That would have required the GOP candidate to fight.


26 posted on 08/06/2010 9:24:12 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die. - Samuel Adams)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
It was distracting enough that McConnell went up to the former comedian afterward and said, "This isn't 'Saturday Night Live,' Al."

I'm glad McConnell called Franken on his boorish behavior. Too often, Dems are allowed to get away with it, because the Republicans in Congress have this need to 'go along to get along'.

27 posted on 08/06/2010 9:26:06 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: IMissPresidentReagan; CourtneyLeigh; Just Kimberly; Knuckrider; MBohman; republicanbob1; jcwky; ...
A Kentucky Ping.

...for those interested. :D


28 posted on 08/06/2010 9:26:45 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Zer0 to the voters: "Here's my DeathCARE Plan"...now....just die (quicky), please. :^)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
But the former jailbirds could certainly tell better jokes.

No doubt.

29 posted on 08/06/2010 9:28:41 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
A Senate GOP aide said Franken made theatrical gestures and whispered under his breath as the Kentucky senator spoke. It was distracting enough that McConnell went up to the former comedian afterward and said, "This isn't 'Saturday Night Live,' Al."

As far too many people need to be reminded that they are not in their own living room when they go to a movie theater (the TALKING!!!), it is very, very sad that he would treat the floor of the Senate as though he's back sitting in that room with the other writers of SNL skits.

It should come as no surprise, however, what with the way so many refer to our elected officials as *rock stars*, treat them as celebrities rather than those endowed with the Public Trust. Too much to ask for a bit of respect for the office, the place then, Mr. Franken?

30 posted on 08/06/2010 9:29:06 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Psalm 144

>>>That would have required the GOP candidate to fight.

And Minnesota’s Greenie-weenie RINO governor stood by and let it happen.


31 posted on 08/06/2010 9:30:54 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"This isn't 'Saturday Night Live,' Al."

Nope. But Al's still not ready for prime time.

32 posted on 08/06/2010 9:33:43 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog?Five?No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
When Franken was presiding, Senator Leiberman asked the chair for the very routine, and always granted request to extend his remarks.

His Frankeness said NO!

33 posted on 08/06/2010 9:34:13 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Stolen elections have consequences.


34 posted on 08/06/2010 9:34:48 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Anyone have a video clip of Franken’s faces during the speech?


35 posted on 08/06/2010 9:40:38 AM PDT by Reagan69 (Let me know when those health insurance premiums go down.)
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To: RexBeach
The Senate isn’t SNL.

SNL can occasionally be amusing.

36 posted on 08/06/2010 9:42:08 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Both, he is naturally a moron.


37 posted on 08/06/2010 9:43:00 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Tijeras_Slim
SNL was occasionally amusing.

Except when Franken was on..."Oh no, not this guy"

38 posted on 08/06/2010 9:46:14 AM PDT by muleskinner
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To: gulfcoast6
This guy is a joke..

Franken was a joke before he ran for Senate.

Now he is a criminal. Let Justice be served for the seat he stole.

39 posted on 08/06/2010 10:06:38 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (A fearless person cannot be controlled.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
I think Franken was either drunk or high.

I suspect he has much more class when he's under the influence. That was the real Al who we now know wasn't even legitimately elected.

I kinda doubt he'll run for re-election.

40 posted on 08/06/2010 10:10:42 AM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: boycott
If this seat was not stolen, we wouldn’t have hussein obamacare being rammed down our throats.

Actually, we still would. The reconciliation trick only required 51 votes.

41 posted on 08/06/2010 10:12:03 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Michelle Obama: the woman who ended "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.")
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I agree, how in the heck did he get elected, I know, cheating at the polls.........but this is criminal!


42 posted on 08/06/2010 10:15:38 AM PDT by gulfcoast6 (GOD IS)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’ve seen no evidence of an apology, only the spokesperson saying it happened. Why no details or the text of the supposed handwritten note? I doubt it was much of an apology, if it even exists.


43 posted on 08/06/2010 10:15:55 AM PDT by Havisham
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Franken apoligizing for being rude is like Franken apoligizing for breathing; by his nature, he is rude.


44 posted on 08/06/2010 10:22:38 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: mort56
We did NOT vote in Al FranKlown! Marc Ritchie counted the votes in whatever manner necessary to insure victory for Senator Butt Nugget.

We had a race in Minnesota - a Catholic/Lutheran state - between two New York Jews (not a racial/ethnic slur). This was a direct result of the Seventeenth Amendment, the second worst. The worst, of course, is the Sixteenth.

45 posted on 08/06/2010 10:22:49 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Fear God and Government - especially when one tries to become the other!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Didn’t Norm Coleman fight the election recount?

I didn’t follow all day to day details, but I thought that it went all the way to the Minnesota Supreme Court? What exactly happened in court? Did liberal judges use a liberal vote count standard to steal the election? Afterwards, I had heard that they discovered that felons were allowed to vote, but, once the election is certified, it’s too late to do anything.


46 posted on 08/06/2010 10:32:42 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: RexBeach

Not SNL, but the Majority sure are a laughing stock.


47 posted on 08/06/2010 10:36:23 AM PDT by comps4spice (Can we deport Congress?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Does Minn. have a law enabling the electorate to recall office holders? I have to believe the voters would recall this guy if given a chance.


48 posted on 08/06/2010 10:50:42 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Franken is a bad comedian which sybolizes the Democratic majority in the senate - a bad joke.


49 posted on 08/06/2010 12:12:50 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( Who is John Galt?...heck...Who is Hugh Series?)
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To: mort56
I’m still waiting for the people of Minnesota to apologize for this voting in this joke.

You'll wait a long time, because we didn't.

50 posted on 08/06/2010 2:16:46 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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