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Franken, Paul form unlikely Senate duo
StarTribune.com ^ | 3/16/11 | Jeremy Herb

Posted on 03/16/2011 8:34:26 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

When Republican Rand Paul was elected to the Senate in November, he received a congratulatory call from an unexpected source: U.S. Sen. Al Franken.

That 30-minute phone call -- the only one Paul received from a Democrat after Election Day -- has sparked an unlikely friendship between the Kentucky Tea Party conservative and an unapologetic Minnesota liberal. Franken attended Paul's party after he was sworn in as a senator, and Paul asked Franken to be his Democratic Senate mentor.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: commiehomo; franken; homocommie; oddcouple; randpaul
I wonder how this is playing in the Bluegrass State...
1 posted on 03/16/2011 8:34:38 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

One can judge a person by the friends he keeps. Beware!


2 posted on 03/16/2011 8:36:59 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (I see a dark cloud coming over the horizon, and its reminiscent of 1939.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I knew Rand Paul back in the day - believe me he was nothing special. Just a face in the crowd.


3 posted on 03/16/2011 8:38:56 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

The Bride of Frankenpaul....


4 posted on 03/16/2011 8:39:30 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Yep why wouldn’t Fraken and Mr. MSNBC Rino be buds?


5 posted on 03/16/2011 8:40:47 AM PDT by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
One can judge a person by the friends he keeps. Beware!P>

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

6 posted on 03/16/2011 8:41:02 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

As in keep your enemies close?


7 posted on 03/16/2011 8:41:16 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (America is ailin' and the one and ONLY cure is Palin.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
One can judge a person by the friends he keeps. Beware!

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

8 posted on 03/16/2011 8:41:27 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

two freaks deserve each other!


9 posted on 03/16/2011 8:42:13 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: SC DOC

Ya beat me by mere seconds. Great minds think alike. ;-)


10 posted on 03/16/2011 8:44:25 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (America is ailin' and the one and ONLY cure is Palin.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Rand Paul - don’t drink the Frankenberry Kool Aid!!!!!


11 posted on 03/16/2011 8:44:25 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

Better known as dingleberry kool Ade.


12 posted on 03/16/2011 8:47:04 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (America is ailin' and the one and ONLY cure is Palin.)
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To: F.J. Mitchell

Close? I don’t honestly believe that I could tolerate being in the same room with Al...


13 posted on 03/16/2011 8:49:08 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Sharia? No, thanks.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
It is similar with his father and Dennis Kucinich being buds.

Vote opposite on some things, but agree against bailouts, Patriot Act, Free Trade, etc.

14 posted on 03/16/2011 8:49:10 AM PDT by Palter (If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Rand Paul on Letterman concerning mentor Franken

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcQeGcoPuO0


15 posted on 03/16/2011 8:51:36 AM PDT by digger48
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I wonder how many times Al has asked, “Tell me about the rabbits, Rand?”


16 posted on 03/16/2011 8:54:46 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Neither could I. It's nauseating enough sharing the planet with him.
17 posted on 03/16/2011 8:58:43 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (America is ailin' and the one and ONLY cure is Palin.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“Close? I don’t honestly believe that I could tolerate being in the same room with Al...”

Yep. I would get hauled away if I were...


18 posted on 03/16/2011 9:03:26 AM PDT by jessduntno ("That 3 a.m. phone call from Egypt to Obama went right to the answering machine." - Sarah Palin)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Who knows what goes on behind closed doors.

Collusion?


19 posted on 03/16/2011 9:16:29 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: Palter

Evidence of the fact that Libertarian IS NOT Conservative.
It is as much Liberal as it is Conservative, ergo the LIB part of Libertarian.


20 posted on 03/16/2011 9:20:05 AM PDT by Optimist
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To: digger48

Thanks.

I probably would have seen that....

...if I watched Letterman.

;-)


21 posted on 03/16/2011 9:20:48 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Sharia? No, thanks.)
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To: Optimist

Bingo. Yours is the only post so far that correctly explains the weird Franken and supposed conservative Rand Paul alliance. The two Pauls, like father like son.


22 posted on 03/16/2011 10:06:03 AM PDT by sasportas
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To: Optimist
Libertarian IS NOT Conservative.

Shrug, no different than Conservatives joining Libs to grow gov't to keep us safe.

I'll take a Libertarian over a compassionate conservative.

23 posted on 03/16/2011 11:00:59 AM PDT by Palter (If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: Palter
no different than Conservatives joining Libs
then are they Conservatives or moderate (ie. liberal) Republicans?
24 posted on 03/16/2011 11:16:24 AM PDT by Optimist
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) recalls his close personal friendship with Ted Kennedy.

25 posted on 03/16/2011 2:38:50 PM PDT by itsahoot (Almost everything I post is Sarcastic, since I have no sense of humor about lying politicians.)
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