Thursday, May 29, 2008

Franken's Playboy Trouble Frontpage at Yahoo!

After delving into the Publius attack on Jack Nelson Pallmeyer and the happenings over at prominent liberal blogs, a headline on the frontpage of Yahoo caught my eye.

"Al Franken's old 'Playboy' article concerns Democrats"

Members of Minnesota's Congressional delegation have expressed some concern over Franken's "satire".
Rep. Betty McCollum, who supported the comedian's rival Mike Ciresi until he dropped out of the race for the party's nomination for the Senate, complained Thursday that she and other Minnesota Democrats will be on the same November ballot as a candidate "who has pornographic writings that are indefensible."

"Do they spend all of their time defending him, or do they spend their time talking about issues that are important to this election?" McCollum told The Associated Press in an interview. "The whole story was a shocking surprise."

Andy Barr takes a shot at Congresswoman McCollum.

"Al understands, and the people of Minnesota understand, the difference between what a satirist does and what a senator does," Franken campaign spokesman Andy Barr said. "It's unfortunate that she's trying to create divisions in our party rather than working with other DFLers (Minnesota Democrats) to take on the special-interest senator."
Why did Barr feel the need to take such a strong shot Congresswoman McCollum?

Obviously Franken understands satire, the people of Minnesota understand satire, but our highly respected elected officials remain clueless to what satire is?

Can Andy please explain to us how Franken's Playboy smut was satire? I tend to laugh at satire, just ask Bluewoman!

McCollum, Ellison, Walz and others disappointed in Franken's actions are right.

The longer Franken goes without an apology here, the worse it will get. With one week until the State Convention and Jack Nelson Pallmeyer inspiring more and more voters on a daily basis, it will be an interesting weekend in Rochester.

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