Letter: Despite Pioneer's efforts, Franken can't be civilized
Mr. Brad Swenson seems to spend an inordinate amount of newspaper space attempting to civilize Al Franken. He is trying to coax a faux pearl out of a sow's ear, but the raw material is flawed, ask the Carlton students. When Mr. Franken travels, a...
Mr. Brad Swenson seems to spend an inordinate amount of newspaper space attempting to civilize Al Franken. He is trying to coax a faux pearl out of a sow's ear, but the raw material is flawed, ask the Carlton students. When Mr. Franken travels, a flunky entourage follows to clean up after what comes out of his filthy mouth. Al Franken is very good at what he does. That would be, insulting anyone not buying his mean-mouth behavior.
Mr. Swenson insists that Franken is a satirist. I have a number of descriptions of Mr. Franken but satirist is not on the list. His behavior would more likely be described as mocking, a potty-mouth, ill-tempered, perverse, malicious, generally mean-spirited by nature, given to scatological name-calling, spewing obscenities when referring to our commander in chief. Other than that, he is a likeable fellow.
Franken works hard to convince us that he is a Minnesotan, fair enough. If you sent him out to milk the cow, he would come back with a bucket of something, even if the only animal in the barn was a steer.
Franken's total failure on Air America should raise red flags among his adoring followers, his on-air behavior spoke volumes about the spitefulness of his own character. He is in the same herd with other liberal Democrats like Waxman, Conyers, Wexler, Boxer, Reid, Waters, etc. They cannot work with reasonable people; they go nuts if they cannot completely rule our lives to the innermost core.
Waxman is an example. When they do get power, they become vicious. If anyone wants to argue that, read what is happening to the Boy Scouts in Philadelphia.
If Democrats want that character-free joker in the Senate, it would say a lot about the character of Democrats. Why does the Pioneer spend so much ink trying to make Mr. Franken seem a decent reasonable choice for the Senate? Can you imagine a biased editorial staff on every paper? Nah, well maybe about 82.5 percent.
Andrew J. Brown