Former Senator Al Franken made his first public appearance after being forced out of Washington in disgrace. During the photo op and puff piece interview, he pined for the days when he ruined our country from D.C. He even hinted at returning to Capitol Hill. There’s just one problem.
Politicians are all alike. They think we have such short memories. Every election cycle it’s the same. These so-called leaders spend huge amounts of money, running ads online and on TV. They hype up the pitiful little accomplishments they achieved while in office. Most of the time, they’re hoping you ignore the many hours they wasted doing nothing. Or the many tax dollars they shelled out to special interests.
They also hope you don’t remember the bones in their closets. Most career politicians have a bad track record. In this day and age, rarely does a day go by when we learn about yet another politician who either broke the law or harassed a co-worker.
Their only hope is that enough time passes before reelection that the voting public has forgotten. But these days, we don’t. Hillary Clinton was hoping America would forget the disgraceful behavior of both herself and her husband — enough that we’d elect her president. That didn’t work out too well.
It’s only been a few months since Al Franken left Washington, D.C. Already, he’s made a public appearance in his home state of Minnesota. Trying to hype up an event that makes him look good, the former senator hinted at returning to public office. I guess he was hoping Americans have the short-term memory of a fly.
But something tells me he’s all washed up.
Sen. Al Franken returned to Minnesota for his first public appearance here since resigning from the U.S. Senate…
“That means a lot to me. It was very moving for me. It was very gratifying. I put my heart in the job,” Franken said. “I miss the whole job. I loved that job, I loved the job as Senator. … It was very meaningful for me and bittersweet, I would like to still be there.” [Source: CBS Minnesota]
The puff piece tried to portray Franken like some kind of victim. It claimed locals “warmly” received him. They tried to focus on the few dollars he raised to fix a local school.
He claims he hasn’t “ruled out” running again. Franken even took to Facebook to share his views of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Franken — who got visibly heated during a viral exchange while interviewing then-Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch — offered advice for interviewing current Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who he admits is “a smart guy.”
He posted 25 questions he wants to ask him on his Facebook page July 13 while admitting that he can’t be there to ask them himself. Franken even went so far as to assume what Kavanaugh’s answers would be. [Source: Daily Caller]
How sad and desperate. Hey, Al, nobody asked your opinion. You look like that loud guy at a ball game, shouting directions at the couch from the stands. It’s just a little embarrassing.
If you feel sad about this senator, don’t be. He’s been kicked to the curb for good reason. Numerous women came out to accuse him of sexual misconduct while in office. I guess the former senator has more in common with his buddies in the entertainment industry than we thought. And have we forgotten this incident?
“I loved that job, I loved the job as Senator.”
It was a GIG, AL Franken … It was a gig. pic.twitter.com/koLa2XLsK3
— Jonathan Kieran (@JonathanKieran) July 31, 2018
It’s clear Franken proved himself to be unfit for public office. Our leaders must be held to the highest standards. But this comedian-turned politician is nothing but an immature frat boy. He, like so many others, thought public office was a job filled with perks and entitlements — including mistreating women.
I really hope he runs again, though. Maybe not for Senate, but probably some small, local position, where he only needs a few thousand votes. All his opponent has to do is flash that photo again. Franken won’t even get one percent.
But even with Franken gone, we know so many more scumbags still lurk in the media, Hollywood, and Washington. How long before the next one is exposed? Something tells me it’s just around the corner.