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May 21, 2008

Al Franken graphic Playboy sex story

Senatorial candidate Al Franken looks more and more like a candidate more suited for San Francisco than St. Paul, as he held a Monday fundraiser at the Chicago home of Christie Hefner, CEO of Playboy Magazine.

Not only that, but a very graphic January 2000 column he wrote for that magazine has come to light. There are excerpts at the link which I'm not going to print here lest visitors get the wrong idea about this site. The DFL Party is apparently running scared, since they've reportedly brought in a crisis management specialist to deal with the Franken campaign's impending meltdown.

5/29/08 UPDATE: As much as Stuart Smalley would like it to, it's not going away.

Fellow Democrat and former Mike Ciresi supporter Rep. Betty McCollum says of herself and other candidates:

"Do they spend all of their time defending him, or do they spend their time talking about issues that are important to this election? ...The whole story was a shocking surprise."

Others who are concerned are two other Democratic Representatives, Keith Ellison and Tim Walz. The former says he'll support Franken if he's nominated, but McCollum isn't so sure. Note that Al Franken had kind words for Ellison about a year ago.

But, wait, McCollum had more:

"I can tell you it's not playing comfortably in St. Paul, and I can't imagine this politically radioactive material is doing very well in suburban and rural districts."

If any Franken advisors are reading this site, I urge them to "think outside the box". Rather than rushing from this unfortunate graphic article, embrace it and try to help push the progressive/liberal agenda in Minnesota. Urge those backward, frozen hicks to lighten up and appreciate Franken's humor and his openness about sexual matters. Perhaps his fellow co-hosts Janeane Garofalo and Randi Rhodes could even be brought in to help show those near-Canucks the error of their backwoods ways and help them become better liberals instead of the regressive crypto-conservatives they are now.



Posted in StuartSmalley at May 21, 2008 12:15 PM


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