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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This may be the only time you will ever hear me say this
Posted by Jill | 7:11 PM
From David Brooks' mouth to Goddess' ear:
Franken has been in office for almost a year now and it has become clear over the past month that he has become a vocal and qualified leader and will continue to be for many more years. Everything started with the Joe Lieberman (Lie-berman) incident.

Now infamous, the Lieberman incident took place in the middle of December. On 12-18-2009 Franken denied Lieberman additional time to finish a statement. This is a very rare occurrence and John McCain noted that it was the first time he had seen this in the 142 years he has been in the US senate (really only 23 years).

Why is this important? Well, Franken shows his bulldog mentality here for the very first time in the senate. He doesn’t let Lieberman or McCain, members of the old republican political machine, beat him down.

Lieberman was talking about health care reform at the time and he is known as someone who flip-flops on the issues. Franken knew this and denied him time in a very professional manner. Killing him with Minnesota kindness!


He won a highly contested election that cost millions and millions of dollars. He has overcome the image that he was a Hollywood outsider or a fake Minnesotan. It has become crystal clear over the past three months that Sen. Franken is able to become the aggressive and vocal leader the Democrats sorely need. Whether or not the political gods weigh in his favor, that has yet to be decided.

How does "Senate Majority Leader Al Franken" sound to ya? Sounds pretty sweet to me.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
btw, McCain himself had denied someone else addl time not once but at least twice

Anonymous Charlie O said...
Oh yeah!