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Al Franken’s tramping with the U.S.O. comes back to bite him in the libido.

Did Senator Al Franken try to kiss subordinates he shouldn't have? Suggesting a kiss was "my right as a celebrity" sounds like a gag, just like the photo taken during his USO tour, fondling the air around his fellow clown's breast implants. The trouble is, beside the partisan accusations from right wing bimbo Leeann Tweeden and other dubiously provable complaints from selfie partners, the other transgressions are reported anonymously. It's not accurate to say women "keep coming forward" to accuse Franken, when their identities are being shielded by media agencies hostile to Franken. The senator's resignation shows great respect to the #MeToo movement, but dishonors representational politics. Of course Franken's resignation is true to his party's character. In DC, Democrats play the ringer who capitulates. Alabama Republican Roy Moore's philandering is far more toxic, but God Bless Him, he's sticking to his guns, because he dances with them that brought him. Moore doesn't represent 13 year old girls nor victimized women. Roy Moore represents the patriarchal kleptocracy and he's got a job to do. I applaud Franken for setting a moral example, but if I was a constituent I'd be screwed. Couldn't Franken have scored higher politically by saying I'm

When court jesters stop laughing at despots they expect you to stop too

They're funny, they're clever, and their comedy can be dead serious, but it turns out when political comedians actually are dead serious they expect their audience to come to heel. Bernie Sanders was just a laugh, look at yourself, you fell for it. Court jesters pile on the ridicule of whoever's the ruler, but when the diversion is over, the joke's on you, now shut up. Said Sarah Silverman to heartbroken Bernie delegates: "Don't be ridiculous." Adds Seth Meyers: "We don't have time for this."

Al Franken in the house bada boom

Al Franken has no sooner reached Washington, that he's fulfilling his comedic promise, no small thing. At the Judge Sotomayor confirmation hearing, Franken framed his parting question thus: he too was a Perry Mason fan, could Judge Sotomayor name the lone case which the television barrister famously lost? Giggles all around. 8223

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