Skip to comments.Franken most foul (Al becoming "notorious" for bizarre behavior)
Posted on 08/09/2010 2:07:09 PM PDT by mojito
When there is a local angle to a national story, the local press usually has a field day with it. That hasn't proved to be the case with the story regarding Minnesota Senator Al Franken's outrageous behavior in the Senate during Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's speech opposing the confirmation of Elena Kagan on Thursday. The Star Tribune ran one perfunctory story by reporter Kevin Diaz and let it go at that.
I spent the lunch hour yesterday on the phone with knowledgeable sources on Capitol Hill seeking additional information and background on the Franken incident. It didn't take much digging to discover that there is more to the story than has made its way into the local papers.
I find Franken's behavior almost unbelievable. It is conduct unbecoming a United States Senator. Franken himself doesn't defend it. But there is more to it than this.
I was told that Franken has become notorious on Capitol Hill for incidents of this kind. He is described as someone who frequently becomes rageful and lacking in control over the behavior related to his emotions. He is susceptible to outbursts, involving Republican Senators as well as staffers, immediately following which he is consumed with regret. He fits the profile of a guy with serious anger management issues.
Several of the incidents involving Franken have been reported in the Capitol Hill press, if not in the local Minnesota media, and not all such incidents involving Franken have been reported.
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"Do I even need to say it?"
That would explain the "Rush Limbaugh is a Big, Fat Idiot" idiocy.
Sounds like someone with steroid abuse issues. He has the physical and emotional symptoms and has had from his days at SNL with Joe Piscopo who is CLEARLY a steroid abuser.
Blame the Minnesota voters. What did they expect when they elected this fool? Would anyone expect any different if Paris Hilton or Mel Gibson got elected to the Senate?
Put him in the nuthouse.
Franken is a bad joke.
I predicted he’d be in a fist fight on the Senate floor within the first six months. I was wrong, but not by much.
Everyone who has ever worked with Franken knows he’s mentally unstable and you see proof of it if you can find the footage of his “debate” with Bill O’Reilly on C-SPAN.
Cocaine is a helluva drug.
If they think he is crazed now, wait until after the election. Diaper Boy is going to be very unhappy, and show it.
Shame on Minnesota
Ditto it is their fault.
And to think that Norm Coleman lost to both Jesse Ventura and Al Franken.
Hasn’t he always been quick to pop off? How much has the press been covering for him?
Read the comments at the Minneapolis Star Tribune on this story, he’s still about 50-50 in support.
Lots and lots of libs in Minnesota.
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