Al Franken, Minnesota’s unfunny prank on the nation, may well depart from the Senate today. Franken first slinked into the Senate courtesy of a stolen election in 2008. His tenure in the Senate has been marked by a fervent devotion to the Democrat left, interspersed with occasional clueless buffoonish asides. To be fair, and it is hard for me with the loathsome Franken, in office he has not been much more buffoonish than the usual Senator. I would like to say that 22 of his fellow Democrat Senators, realizing that the presence of Franken in the Senate adds a bit to the bad clown act that the contemporary Senate so often evokes, have called for his resignation in some small form of reparation, but alas that is not the case. The reason is because Franken likes to grope the hind ends of women, and prior to being in the Senate often acted like a buffoonish, groping clown around women.
As to his churlish behavior with women prior to being elected to the Senate, that was no secret for those with eyes to see and ears to hear. As to his behavior after the election, the women involved were so damaged by his handiwork that they said not a peep, until we entered our current Salem Witch Hunt hysteria in which alleged male gropers are to be swiftly cast out into the outer darkness to wail and gnash their teeth. Thus Franken is persona non grata now to the same people who had hitherto lauded him as an ornament to the Senate, and who have usually spent their political careers supporting and defending Bill Clinton, who did far worse than grasp the occasional part of a woman’s posterior, and his Enabler-in-Chief Hillary. Thus this has absolutely zero to do with morality, and everything to do with politics.
If I were Franken I would announce that I was going to resign, but not before August of 2018. I would also then announce my candidacy for the Senate in the special election that would be held in November of next year, and that the people of Minnesota could then judge if they would want me in the Senate. I would then advise that I was currently writing a list, and checking it twice, detailing the misdeeds of every member of the Senate and the House with the opposite sex that I was personally aware of, and would be releasing it as a Christmas present for the nation. I guarantee that when he released the list Franken would draw a far larger audience than he ever did at SNL.
In a sad speech Franken says he will resign in a few weeks: