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  • Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right…

    Posted by Mitch Townsend on May 9th, 2009 (All posts by )

    It looks like Al Franken is going to be the junior Senator from Minnesota. Does this mean we can stop taking Democrats seriously? Or should the Republicans nominate someone like Ann Coulter for the Senate to ensure that the bozo factor is evenly distributed between the parties? Floppy shoes and red rubber noses all around! Good grief, why did I even bother to register to vote? I could have enjoyed the spectacle without having to participate. I’m almost ashamed of giving a s**t.

    Here is some encouraging news: “On April 29, 2008, Franken released a statement noting that he will pay about $70,000 in back income taxes in 17 states dating to 2003” (link). Since Timothy Geithner had to pay only $34,000 in back taxes, Franken is about twice as qualified as Geithner to handle the fiscal affairs of our country. Senate Appropriations Committee, here comes a fellow who knows which end of a calculator is up, if not much more. Maybe someone can teach him what those symbols on the buttons mean.

    My grandparents came here because their continent had gone insane. May they rest in peace, never having known what happened here later.


    4 Responses to “Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right…”

    1. TM Lutas Says:

      Given Al Franken’s ‘Dean tackle’ (see here) Senators may want to start sporting defensive weaponry.

    2. Robert Schwartz Says:

      Jess Ventura, Al Franken. Is there a pattern there?

    3. Dan from Madison Says:

      I hear you. I don’t really try to hate – I mean really hate – anyone. But Franken, I can’t help but hate. Then again I think perhaps we are really getting what we deserve after all. If we are insane enough to elect that clown, then as you said, floppy shoes all around. I may as well spend all of my money now since it seems I won’t have any in just a few years.

    4. tyouth Says:

      Remembering the syrupy, situational, drawn out, derivational, feely stuff I remember Franken doing on SNL…..Franken wishes he had just a little bit of the wit that the skinny broad has.