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Author Topic:   Senator Al Franken?
Alexander
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Message 9 of 300 (197304)
04-06-2005 5:26 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by Minnemooseus
04-06-2005 3:47 PM


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Hi Moose,
Al Franken is definitely a brilliant writer and multitalented commedian. What he most definitely is not is a statesman. I can see him in the House of Reps maybe, but the Senate is supposed to perform government functions of the highest order. Authoring "Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot" is great, but not really a convincing qualification for why Al should be elected to work on nuclear treaties. There are probably more qualified people out there.
Not to get off-topic again, but "values" voters have brought a field of republican idealogues and downright nutjobs. The way to counter this isn't by electing left-leaning loud mouths. Democrats need real candiates with charisma and the balls to take a stand other than a tepid endorsement of 'Republican lite'.

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Alexander
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Message 11 of 300 (197314)
04-06-2005 5:56 PM
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04-06-2005 5:40 PM


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Chir,
You're right, someone like Al is probably about as good as it gets. But you cant fault me for hoping (praying?) for a rebirth of real statesmanship, can ya? Voters have trusted bigots and retards like Floyd Burnington and Strom Thurmond to accurately represent them; I think we should set our standards a bit higher than that. But again, not too likely to happen.
Amusing (OT) Trivia: The action movie "Predator" has on its cast 3 governors and one gubernatorial candidate who was also a porn star. Apparently being an actor is a fantastic way of securing public office.

'Most temperate in the pleasures of the body, his passion was for glory only, and in that he was insatiable.'

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Alexander
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Message 14 of 300 (197325)
04-06-2005 6:48 PM
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04-06-2005 6:26 PM


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Hi Asgara,
I did a bit of research and I was off, only 2 govs from Predator, the Body and the Governator. I knew Carl Weathers ran in LA, and I thought he won, but apparently not. The other candidate (also lost) was Sonny Landham (the porn star). Pretty amazing.

'Most temperate in the pleasures of the body, his passion was for glory only, and in that he was insatiable.'

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