First of all, I am from Minnesota and apologize for the MN idiots who elected Al Franken. I don't know what is in the water here, but I'm drinkin bottled water from now on.
Franken feuds with T. Boone Pickens
By: Eamon Javers
July 31, 2009 02:40 PM EST
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.
Gee, the first words out of Franken's mouth upon being recognized as Senator was, "I am not the 60th vote but merely one of two Senate votes for the state of MN."
Can you say "projection"? I knew you could. Right out of Obama's playbook. Whatever he says he is "NOT" part of, that is what he is really doing. "I do not want to run banks, insurance, auto companies..."
Likewise Franken, "I will not be the village idiot attack dog..."
Franken will take his marching orders from the Dem Elected Elite and be an attack dog(swiftboat??, are you kidding me?). If he goes out of bounds too many times he will be an expendable patsy. Actually, consistent with Dem tactics, Franken will probably be closer to nearly untouchable. Why? He is already known to be a whackjob so nothing will really stick to him, other than idiocy. You know, the "hypocrisy" thing. Hypocrisy is the game du jour in Washington. You can come in a complete idiot and accomplish nothing, but if you already have a track record of nothing you cannot be hypocritical and free of judgement. Something along the lines of affirmative action meets the peter principle.
I think it is high time for an end to idiocy affirmative action, don't we have plenty in Washington?