Al Franken running for Senate

NY Jew v. NY Jew... in Minnesota
Via Truthdig. Al Franken will run for Senator in Minnesota in 2008 against Republican Norm Coleman.

Coleman, a NY Jew, is using the ol' thinly-veiled anti-Jewish dig that Franken represents "Hollywood values," and not "Midwestern Values."

Uh huh.

Franken's line: "If I do run against Norm Coleman in '08, I'll be the only New York Jew in the race who actually grew up in Minnesota."

This is the state of Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale, Jesse "The Body" Ventura, and Paul Wellstone. Coleman swept in on the death of Wellstone -- a man whose reelection he'd once chaired.

Yet another 60s liberal-turned-conservative as the zeitgeist, and political expediency, dictated, a 1970 Coleman said:

"I know these conservative kids don't fuck or get high like we do (purity, you know)... Already the cries of motherhood, apple pie, and Jim Buckley reverberate thorough the halls of the Student Center. Everyone watch out, the 1950s bobby-sox generation is about to take over."

Today's Coleman opposes gay civil rights (also known as civil rights), a woman's control of her own body, and he voted to prolong the suffering of Terri Schiavo.

Joshua adds …

Now that Conrad Burns is gone, Coleman has the honor of being the second dumbest law-maker in the Senate (James Inhofe takes the prize).

He'll probably be best remembered for his relentless pimping of the so-called "UN" Oil-for-food scandal -- Coleman made a fool of himself (and a darling of neo-cons everywhere) with his highly selective hearings on the program and his calls for the resignation of Kofi Annan.

His finest hour, as I'm sure you'll recall, was when he confronted British anti-war MP George Galloway, who would later say: "To be accused of a lack of moral character by senator Norm Coleman is a bit like being told to sit up straight by the Hunchback of Notre Dame."

Here's Coleman just being owned by Galloway …

Go Al!
Evan Derkacz is an AlterNet editor. He writes and edits PEEK, the blog of blogs.
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