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Jane Mayer on Franken, Al

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On 7/27/2019 at 11:28 PM, TheOldBarn said:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/26/opinion/al-franken-sexual-harassment-mayer.html

 

It's a long piece, because it takes some investigation to bring a difficult topic to light.

 

A fallen Senator at his height, 5'6". A comedian. A simple guy from Minnesota.

 

Just another fellow who stuck his neck out because he gave a darn.

 

 

 

 

 

The Democrats handled it poorly. Franken was forced out without an ethics committee investigation. Turns out that his accusers were less than credible.

 

It’s bonehead moves like this that make me wonder if the Democrats can make it to 2020 without a string of unforced errors, 

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On 8/20/2019 at 1:22 PM, Olivaw said:

 

The Democrats handled it poorly. Franken was forced out without an ethics committee investigation. Turns out that his accusers were less than credible.

 

It’s bonehead moves like this that make me wonder if the Democrats can make it to 2020 without a string of unforced errors, 

You know, Franken would be the first to say that the me too movement was overdue. He was a comedian. And then a very good senator. And yeah, as a comedian he was kind of sexist in the manner of Bob Hope to the troops. 

 

It bothers me because I know he put in so much great work to help. He was a good man who gave a damn and they scapegoated him. It's kind of like a company where you make some great product with really smart output, and it gets rejected. The cost of the loss is less than what it cost to produce. 

Then, think about that in reverse. Think about what is sorely needed in this world. We lost as a nation more than a bit of what is good - for nothing/ no jurisprudence.

Peace!

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