Today’s quote comes to us from Al Franken, the soon to be ex-senator (if he makes good on his promise to resign in the coming weeks, that is).
In his pity-party speech on the floor of the senate, Franken took time out from whining about what they’re doing to a champion of women like him to say this:
“There is some irony that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape that his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party.”
Two points to be made here:
-I have posted the verbatim transcript of Donald Trump’s “on tape” comments. You can click here to read it. At no time, in no way, does he brag about a history of sexual assault. What he does say is that when you’re a star women let you do things they might not otherwise agree to. That’s not assault, that’s the same “I am a star” status Franken himself had.
-And the “man who repeatedly preyed on young girls”, Roy Moore, has denied the allegations (was Franken there to see who is telling the truth?) – all but one of which were made by women who were of legal age at the time.
And the one who claimed to be 14 when Moore groped her and had her goose him is a three-times married/three-times divorced, three-times in bankruptcy woman with two out-of-wedlock children, who has made the same accusations against a number of other men, including clergy, over the years. She has about as much credibility as an SNL skit.
This being the case, Al Franken wins Quote Of The Day “honors” for showing us that at the end, just like at the beginning and in the middle, he is full of crap.
I did not – and still do not – think Franken should have resigned over what he was accused of. But will I be happy the senate is rid of him? That’s like asking if Aaron Judge is happy when he hits a game-winning home run.
Good riddance, Al. And DO let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.