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Atta Boy Al!

by @ 9:51 on August 1, 2009. Filed under Politics - Minnesota, Politics - National.

The three greatest lies ever told:

  1. Barack Obama is a centrist. Um no!
  2. I’ll love you in the morning
  3. Al Franken has the demeanor to be a Senator.

Good ol’ Al.  It took him less than a month to confirm for all the world that he is the egotistical bore.  This is something  that people who actually take note of candidates and don’t just look for an “R” or a “D” behind a name on a voting ballot, knew quite some time ago.  

Here’s the account from the Politico:

Five years after he put his money behind the Swift Boat ads that helped tank John Kerry’s presidential campaign, Senate Democrats gave T. Boone Pickens a warm welcome at their weekly policy lunch Thursday.

Or at least most of them did.

Kerry skipped the regularly scheduled lunch; his staff said the Massachusetts Democrat “was unable to attend because he had a long scheduled lunch with his interns and pages.”

Sen. Al Franken managed to make time for the lunch — but then let Pickens have it afterward.

According to a source, the wealthy oil and gas magnate and author of “The First Billion Is the Hardest” stepped up to introduce himself to Franken in a room just off the Senate Floor after the lunch ended

Franken, who was seated talking to someone else, did not stand when Pickens said hello. Instead, Franken began to berate him about the billionaire’s financing of the Swift Boat ads in 2004.

According to a source, the confrontation grew heated.

The incident highlights not only Franken’s inability to control his emotions but also his lack of intellectual capability.  While his emotion may have led him to despise the methods that Picken’s supported, a minuscule amount of intellect would have told him that if John Kerry isn’t able to disprove the facts of the Swift boat ads then he ought to keep his nose out of it.  The problem with Al is like all folks on the Left who’s ability to reason facts ends with “this is how I want it to be,” Al couldn’t let the facts get in his way.

I remember cringing the night that Jesse Ventura was elected Governor of Minnesota.  I knew, having looked into Jesse’s history as mayor that his ego and inability to control his emotion, was going to make his term fun to watch.  However, I also knew that these same items were going to severely his ability to be any kind of an effective leader for the state.  Seeing Al Franken sworn in as Senator is Jesse Ventura Deja Vu all over again!

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