Monday, June 09, 2008

Another Endorsement for Franken

Alec Baldwin has a glowing endorsement of Al Franken at Huffington Post. He rips Norm Coleman to shreds while he's at it.
Coleman becoming a US Senator from that great state was a travesty. Now the time has come to correct that mistake. Coleman, who makes Mitt Romney look like a visionary, is so far from the best that state has to offer, it is unbelievable to imagine that he is even in the running for reelection. An uninformed and weak-willed apologist for this awful administration is being challenged by one of the best progressive minds of his generation. I don't care how much ribald and salty humor he has dished out during is entertainment career. Judge Al Franken by what he stands as today: a searingly intelligent and abundantly caring son of Minnesota who has returned home to attempt to lend his voice to our nation's political discourse on the most formal of levels. No blogging. No books. No comedy sketches. Putting his career and his opinions on the line on behalf of serving the people of Minnesota.

The same Alec Baldwin who verbally assaulted his 12 year old daughter?
"I'm tired of playing this game with you. I'm leaving this message with you to tell you you have insulted me for the last time. You have insulted me. You don't have the brains or the decency as a human being. I don't give a damn that you're 12 years old, or 11 years old, or that you're a child, or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the ass who doesn't care about what you do as far as I'm concerned. You have humiliated me for the last time with this phone."

"And when I come out there next week, I'm going to fly out there for the day just to straighten you out on this issue. I'm going to let you know just how disappointed in you I am and how angry I am with you that you've done this to me again. You've made me feel like s --- and you've made me feel like a fool over and over and over again. And this crap you pull on me with this expletive phone situation that you would never dream of doing to your mother and you do it to me constantly and over and over again. I am going to get on a plane and I am going to come out there for the day and I am going to straighten your ass out when I see you."

"Do you understand me? I'm going to really make sure you get it. Then I'm going to get on a plane and I'm going to turn around and come home. So you'd better be ready Friday the 20th to meet with me. So I'm going to let you know just how I feel about what a rude little pig you really are. You are a rude, thoughtless little pig, OK?"

Come on now! Really? This is going to be hard enough without clowns like Alec Baldwin getting involved.

Alec ought to stick to his entertainment career, help out Stephen with Biodome II or something!

Alec frickin've got to be kidding me.

This is going to be a long 5 months if the Baldwins come to Minnesota...

1 comment:

eric zaetsch said...

Jay Leno, stay home, stay quiet.

Nixon raised two daughters to adulthood without public acrimony or distress, and each apparently has had a stable and productive adult life, so I suppose that means Nixon's politics and political views and priorities are superior to Alec Baldwin's and that Nixon had more inherent right to express views publicly?

Aside from that, celebrity endorsements - in total - are stupid. Charlton Heston and his gun lobby come to mind.

If Franken people are soliciting Alec Baldwin or other Hollywood "personalities" to voice a view that reflects badly on them and their judgment. It shows a demeaning and condescending view of the electorate they would influence, if they are indeed soliciting it.

If anyone in the Franken campaign is doing that I would hope for the good of their candidate that they stop. However, I have no evidence whether that is the situation.

I do know Elwyn Tinklenberg made much of Betty McCollum's endorsement of his candidacy. Whether federal funding for the central corridor proposal entered into that decision by McCollum or not, McCollum knows and I do not.

But I view tht as largely equivalent to a celibrity endorsement. I will form my own judgments independent of Betty's choices. It is unfortunate that Bruce Vento did not survive to continue holding that seat.