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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It shouldn’t have been even close.
Freanken may be obnoxious, but he fits right in with Rangel, Lee and Boxer.
Didn’t Hannity describe some very odd behavior by Franken as well?
Who knows - maybe his insulting belligerence will finally bring out the cowboy in his countryclub counterparts.
People with Napoleon complexes rarely get better when they’re given power.
Any truly strange stuff will be covered up and ignored. like with the Kennedys, Kerry, Frank, Pelosi and so forth.
Al Franken fits right in.
He IS in the nuthouse.
Actually, he’s in the Senate. A six year job.
The real nutcases here are the people who voted for this idiot. What is the governor going to do about the felon votes who put him in office?
Franken is CERTIFIABLE.....so are the people that VOTED for him.
OMG!!! What does THAT say about Norm Coleman??? Really, it says MORE ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN MINNESOTA!! BRAIN FREEZE!
Except if you need your brain later in life.
“As previously stated, the voters in Minnesota did not elect FranKlown! Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, did by choosing which ballots to count.:
The voters of MN don’t skate on this. It was a contest that shouldn’t have even been close. The voters of MN made it close enough for Franken and the DNC to ‘fix’ the end result.
It was similar in VA in ‘06 with Webb barely beating out George Allen. Allen chose not to contest the initial count. Dumba$$ VA and MN voters.
..found that at least 341 convicted felons in largely Democratic Minneapolis St Paul voted illegally in the 2008 Senate race between Franken, a Democrat, and his Republican opponet.... The final recount vote in the race, determined six months after Election Day, showed Franken beat Coleman by 312 votes--fewer votes than the number of felons whose illegal ballots were counted. Fox News, July 12, 2010...Ed Barnes.
Franken won with the illegal convicted felon vote.
Nobody tell them that everything they say on the floor is being recorded for posterity. Let that be our secret. Would like to see the look on their faces when they find that out.
I bet he IS most FOUL!
I think they should bring back dueling. With swords, guns, whatever. There are some people Id risk dying for a chance to kill them legally.