Al Franken makes a total fool of himself with his Senate Debut
July 15, 2009 3:12pm CST
Senators seem to each have their own idea of what they want to accomplish in confirmation hearings. Some like to use the opportunity to grill the nominee, wanting to get to know their opinions, positions and attitudes. They then use the information to decide how to vote. There are others who use the hearings as an opportunity to thrash and trash, or to lavish praise on the President, almost treating the nominee sitting in front of them as a proxy. Still others use the hearings as a forum to make speaches about their cause celeb. They don't treat the nominee as a proxy, in fact, they barely pay any attention to the nominee at all. Senate freshman Al Franken decided to use the hearing of Sotomayor to make a total fool of himself. After sitting through what must of been 3 excruciating days of hearing one serious question after another, Franken got his chance. His debut public appearance as a Senator from Minnesota. What bit of Sotomayor's experience in jurisprudence did Franken wish to shed light on? The idiot asked her, "In which episode of Perry Mason did he finally lose a case". Of course, that got a laugh... which is the only thing his status as senator deserves. Not a laugh with a gifted commedian, but laughing in the pathetic little face of a complete moron who benefitted from voter fraud, and a few corrupt judges. Mostly though, I laugh in the faces of the idiots in Minnesota who think so little of themselves that they want this anal fissure to be the voice of their state in Washington. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20090715/ts_ynews/ynews_ts434
• United States
15 Jul 09
I think that all of them should start out with a funny question, because we all know this is a joke. She isn't even going to struggle to get this, and the vote will not be close. The only question here is how many votes republicans are going to lose by attacking her, and how much it will hurt them in future elections. I couldn't believe it when republicans were calling her an activist judge. Yet it is fact that George W. Bush wouldn't nominate someone who was pro choice (in my mind that makes them an activist).