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February 05, 2006

Al Franken called on Abramoff talking points

The "Mac Weekly" - a college newspaper - sat down for an interview with Al Franken and managed to do what all of his other interviewers have studiously avoided to do: ask him a tough question. You can practically see Stuart getting ready to throw a chair during this bit:
MW: About that, why would they if so many Democrats are connected to Abramoff?

AF: They aren't. Why do you assume that? Why do you say that?

MW: Because [Sen.] Byron Dorgan from North Dakota was found to have connections with the Indian tribes and he was advocating on their behalf with Abramoff.

AF: Yeah, but they live in North Dakota.

MW: It was an Indian tribe from Massachusetts.

AF: An Indian tribe from Massachusetts gave to Dorgan?

MW: Abramoff has been found to be pretty tightly connected with an Indian tribe from Massachusetts...
They ended up emailing Stuart a couple articles showing Democratic links to the lobbyist.

This interview highlights Al Franken's weak spot: he has trouble dealing with criticism. Simply ask him a few tough questions and he'll implode.



Posted in StuartSmalley at February 5, 2006 12:54 PM

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