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I can't help but compare the early days of Senator Al Franken to the early days of Senator Barack Obama. Barack Obama sat on his hands rather than stand up for the black citizens of Ohio who were denied the chance to vote in the 2004 election and chose Joe Lieberman has his mentor. Yesterday Al Franken spoke about his amendment to the 2010 Defense Appropriations Act that would:
prohibit the use of funds for any Federal contract with Halliburton Company, KBR, Inc., any of their subsidiaries or affiliates, or any other contracting party if such contractor or a subcontractor at any tier under such contract requires that employees or independent contractors sign mandatory arbitration clauses regarding certain claims.
Franken's amendment specifically removes the free pass that the Cheney Administration gave to the company in which former Vice President had a significant financial interest. The amendment passed 68-30 yesterday.
One of the "Nay" votes came from Mr. Maverick himself, John McCain, who obviously thinks that KBR should be able to electrocute soldiers and give them tainted water, and allow its male employees to rape its female employees.
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