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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-21-09 10:26 AM
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47. He has an encyclopedic mind and incredible debating skills
He has a knack for explaining complicated things in simple ways, no doubt honed through years as a comedian and writer.
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  -Sen. Al Franken Schools Hudson Institute Dilettante Over Health Care Bankruptcies & Cherry Picking Turborama  Oct-21-09 03:29 AM   #0 
  - It was WORTH THE WAIT...Thank Somebody for Sen AL Franken...he is so much better than the Worm.  opihimoimoi   Oct-21-09 03:38 AM   #1 
  - I love Al Franken so much more since he's been Sen Franken. Thank you, Al Franken!  hmorehead   Oct-21-09 09:49 AM   #42 
  - I gotta say, I always found Al Franken's comedy to be hit or miss, but...  the blues   Oct-21-09 08:54 PM   #143 
     - Pretty much have to say you nailed it. He's much better in gov't than TV  hmorehead   Oct-21-09 09:54 PM   #146 
     - His Air America show was consistently awesome...  TommyPaine   Oct-22-09 12:40 AM   #155 
  - And the DNC and WH did NOTHING to help him get elected!! Go, Al!  Captain Hilts   Oct-21-09 01:45 PM   #80 
  - Perhaps they thought he was gonna lose to the Worm???  opihimoimoi   Oct-21-09 02:46 PM   #91 
  - DNC  Scruffy1   Oct-21-09 02:47 PM   #94 
  - This was in '08 also! nt  Captain Hilts   Oct-21-09 02:49 PM   #97 
  - Thank you... I didn't know that about Eliison. Contrary to you, I WON'T forgive  bobbolink   Oct-21-09 05:44 PM   #123 
  - This gives him an unusual amount of power because he owes nobody nuthin'.  Loudmxr   Oct-22-09 02:52 AM   #160 
  - Franken is better than 20 repubs combined. n/t  Joe the Liberal   Oct-21-09 02:10 PM   #82 
  - Franken is better than 20 "Centrist" Democrats combined.  bvar22   Oct-21-09 03:13 PM   #101 
     - It is a big deal having a real progressive like this in the Senate.  harun   Oct-21-09 03:15 PM   #102 
  - Imagine if it had been Norm Coleman up there...  gadjitfreek   Oct-25-09 06:13 AM   #165 
  - What's the Hudson Institute even doing in the room?  Lasher   Oct-21-09 04:35 AM   #2 
  - here's the "good" doctor's bio  BREMPRO   Oct-21-09 09:03 AM   #29 
     - her CV  GillesDeleuze   Oct-21-09 09:19 AM   #33 
     - what a load of un-scholarly crap. Great to see the senator skewer the hackery quackery doc!.  BREMPRO   Oct-21-09 09:42 AM   #39 
        - Where IS she from?  12AngryBorneoWildmen   Oct-21-09 11:08 AM   #51 
           - skillfully hidden her background - my guess is she's from one of the inner rings of hell. n/t  BREMPRO   Oct-21-09 11:32 AM   #57 
           - I'm unable to place her accent. It sounds like a mix of about 12 different ones  AllyCat   Oct-21-09 01:25 PM   #77 
              - LOL!!!!!! Tip of the humour hat to you!!!  Loudmxr   Oct-22-09 02:53 AM   #161 
                 - :)  AllyCat   Oct-23-09 12:09 AM   #162 
     - Gives new meaning to the word "whore"....n/t  keepCAblue   Oct-21-09 02:15 PM   #84 
     - And  chervilant   Oct-21-09 05:10 PM   #120 
     - She doesn't have a doctorate in ANYTHING  spooky3   Oct-21-09 05:35 PM   #122 
        - And yet, she obvioulsy knows zits about a question as simple as  Amonester   Oct-22-09 12:52 AM   #156 
  - I'm so glad he's my Senator!  Zoeisright   Oct-21-09 04:36 AM   #3 
  - So am I n/t  Angry Dragon   Oct-21-09 04:39 AM   #4 
  - And I am Jealous  Froward69   Oct-21-09 08:41 AM   #24 
  - agreed.  kenfrequed   Oct-21-09 09:49 AM   #41 
  - Me to. Now lets keep him there.  jwirr   Oct-21-09 10:11 AM   #44 
  - Oh, he is VERY GOOD!  ClayZ   Oct-21-09 04:58 AM   #5 
  - K&R  Hubert Flottz   Oct-21-09 05:08 AM   #6 
  - Good for you, Al!  quark219   Oct-21-09 05:22 AM   #7 
  - Al you are awesome  boobooday   Oct-21-09 05:23 AM   #8 
  - The look on her face at the end was priceless....  rasputin1952   Oct-21-09 05:39 AM   #9 
  - Beyond Priceless...the shock of being exposed with false talking points was a HOOT  opihimoimoi   Oct-21-09 01:31 PM   #78 
  - No pulling the wool over Al's eyes. +1  ProgressOnTheMove   Oct-21-09 05:46 AM   #10 
  - Well played, Senator Franken!  tclambert   Oct-21-09 06:05 AM   #11 
  - He is SOOOO well prepared.  mucifer   Oct-21-09 06:09 AM   #12 
  - Franken should have brought a print-out from Fact-check-dot-org  TrollBuster9090   Oct-21-09 06:13 AM   #13 
  - Far better he should have the facts on the tip of his tongue than a printout from an online source  Hekate   Oct-21-09 10:59 AM   #50 
  - Welcome to DU, Trollbuster - good post  Number9Dream   Oct-21-09 11:54 AM   #62 
  - I disagree  SemperEadem   Oct-21-09 12:08 PM   #67 
  - K & R! I love it when he speaks in the Senate! n/t  axollot   Oct-21-09 06:36 AM   #14 
  - PWNED!  zoff   Oct-21-09 07:02 AM   #15 
  - Yep---never take on a policy wonk like Franken.  trumad   Oct-21-09 07:10 AM   #16 
  - Finally, SOMEONE tells these asses  ejbr   Oct-21-09 07:19 AM   #17 
  - BAM!  Piewhacket   Oct-21-09 07:45 AM   #18 
  - Go Al!  Stumbler   Oct-21-09 07:47 AM   #19 
  - Senator Franken is one smart guy.  Bette Noir   Oct-21-09 08:24 AM   #20 
  - Sen. Franken, Rep. Grayson - BOTH of them are great!  Triana   Oct-21-09 08:25 AM   #21 
  - Go Al!  Justpat   Oct-21-09 08:26 AM   #22 
  - Stuart saves the debate.  Lu Galasso   Oct-21-09 08:40 AM   #23 
  - When we have idiots like the rw listening to what is being said it is  jwirr   Oct-21-09 10:21 AM   #45 
  - Shakespeare says things three times too.  juno jones   Oct-21-09 11:37 AM   #58 
  - There's a very good reason he gave three examples...  Puzzler   Oct-21-09 11:55 AM   #63 
  - Uh, Lu...  Mulehead   Oct-21-09 06:42 PM   #129 
  - Enjoy your forthcoming  EvolveOrConvolve   Oct-21-09 08:42 PM   #142 
  - Franken rocks! He's got the facts, and he uses them brilliantly and forcefully.  BREMPRO   Oct-21-09 08:46 AM   #25 
  - I be thankin' Franken! Great job!!!! nt  valerief   Oct-21-09 08:54 AM   #26 
  - The real question is, who is the hotness behind Al??? Wow!!  Big Orange Jeff   Oct-21-09 08:55 AM   #27 
  - Same question I have. n/t  cognoscere   Oct-21-09 11:46 AM   #60 
  - That is Sen Franken's assistant Maria.  nyc 4 Biden   Oct-21-09 11:59 AM   #64 
  - Fool me once. . .  R. P. McMurphy   Oct-21-09 09:54 PM   #145 
  - D'oh!  Stardust   Oct-25-09 12:48 AM   #164 
  - A woman whom you're never going to meet and who has absolutely no interest in you.  girl gone mad   Oct-21-09 04:03 PM   #111 
  - Gee, thanks, Captain Buzzkill  Big Orange Jeff   Oct-21-09 07:15 PM   #134 
  - Hahaha.  liquid diamond   Oct-21-09 08:55 PM   #144 
  - Franken is a force to be reckoned with KNR nt  wroberts189   Oct-21-09 09:00 AM   #28 
  - I love the way the Republicans dismissed him as a clown.  Jackpine Radical   Oct-21-09 09:21 AM   #36 
     - He has an encyclopedic mind and incredible debating skills  Frank Cannon   Oct-21-09 10:26 AM   #47 
     - They didn't dismiss him as a clown - they knew better......  frebrd   Oct-21-09 04:40 PM   #117 
     - He's destined to be one of the great ones.  Jackpine Radical   Oct-21-09 06:28 PM   #127 
     - Yes I agree..very insightful. nt  wroberts189   Oct-21-09 07:34 PM   #136 
  - I am so thankful this man is sitting in that chair.  aquamarina   Oct-21-09 09:03 AM   #30 
  - Seriously! What a  xxqqqzme   Oct-21-09 02:19 PM   #85 
  - Bring it on!  swilton   Oct-21-09 09:07 AM   #31 
  - Wow! What a difference from corporate-sponsored senators who sit and drivel...  KansDem   Oct-21-09 09:19 AM   #32 
  - BOOfuckingYA!!!!  shellgame26   Oct-21-09 09:21 AM   #34 
  - A BIG K&R  proReality   Oct-21-09 09:21 AM   #35 
  - Go Al! Doin' us proud!  Love Bug   Oct-21-09 09:39 AM   #37 
  - And she thought she was going to outsmart him.....  jsgindc   Oct-21-09 09:39 AM   #38 
  - Thanks Senator Franken, for showing the rest of them how it's done  geckosfeet   Oct-21-09 09:45 AM   #40 
  - Relying on the Sarah Palin model  Zambero   Oct-21-09 10:01 AM   #43 
  - k and r  femrap   Oct-21-09 10:22 AM   #46 
  - tell that son-of-a-bitch FRANKEN to QUIT USING FACTS TO MUDDY THE WATER !!! lol  happygoluckytoyou   Oct-21-09 10:37 AM   #48 
  - Al Franken is a brilliant man with all the facts at his fingertips. This is the role of a lifetime.  Hekate   Oct-21-09 10:56 AM   #49 
  - He's great, but watching Elizabeth Edwards was amazing. It reminded me that she  digidigido   Oct-21-09 11:18 AM   #52 
  - President Obama, are you watching?  jgraz   Oct-21-09 11:21 AM   #53 
  - At least MN has one decent senator - Klobuchar is pathetic!  MplsAnnie   Oct-21-09 11:22 AM   #54 
  - Agreed. Amy is a disappointment. n/t  SomeGuyInEagan   Oct-21-09 12:05 PM   #65 
  - I know  Angry Dragon   Oct-21-09 01:34 PM   #79 
  - Klobuchar.....  bvar22   Oct-21-09 03:23 PM   #104 
  - I am so proud to be a Minnesotan who voted for Al Franken.  RobbinsdaleDem   Oct-21-09 11:23 AM   #55 
  - I'm proud to be a Washingtonian who has supported him.......  frebrd   Oct-21-09 04:54 PM   #119 
  - I don't know how I missed this, thanks Turborama  sabrina 1   Oct-21-09 11:30 AM   #56 
  - Awesome.  Faygo Kid   Oct-21-09 11:39 AM   #59 
  - I hate to be trite about it...  heliarc   Oct-21-09 05:18 PM   #121 
  - Brilliant Senator Franken!  Enthusiast   Oct-21-09 11:52 AM   #61 
  - He's a lot better in the Senate than he was on Air America!! Great work, Senator Al!!  bertman   Oct-21-09 12:06 PM   #66 
  - Whaaaaaa? His Air America show was great.  SomeGuyInEagan   Oct-21-09 12:08 PM   #68 
     - Yeah, it was pretty good, but I got tired of his endless "ahhhh"'s and "ummmm"'s.  bertman   Oct-21-09 12:22 PM   #69 
        - Well, it's easy to repeatedly shout pre-written talking points :-)  SomeGuyInEagan   Oct-21-09 12:40 PM   #70 
           - I guess it's my personal prejudice that I hate it when people are constantly filling empty  bertman   Oct-21-09 12:58 PM   #73 
  - No she didn't try to go there!!!!  DeSwiss   Oct-21-09 12:43 PM   #71 
  - Thanks, again, Sen. Al Franken !!  defendandprotect   Oct-21-09 12:51 PM   #72 
  - Game, Set..... Match  Sherman A1   Oct-21-09 01:06 PM   #74 
  - Thank you Senator Franken!!!  AllyCat   Oct-21-09 01:19 PM   #75 
  - This is SO refreshing -  Plucketeer   Oct-21-09 01:20 PM   #76 
  - I just love Al Franken and how I wish  Claire Beth   Oct-21-09 01:47 PM   #81 
  - I'M THANKEN FRANKEN!!  Autonomy   Oct-21-09 02:12 PM   #83 
  - Was that woman able to walk out of there on her own?  Bozita   Oct-21-09 02:19 PM   #86 
  - Franken sets up & phases questions to the point with no room for BULLSHIT by the slimy Republicans,  LaPera   Oct-21-09 02:20 PM   #87 
  - Big K & R n/t  ihavenobias   Oct-21-09 02:22 PM   #88 
  - Fantastic job by Senator Franken  NewJeffCT   Oct-21-09 02:25 PM   #89 
  - Wow - good stuff!  Cass   Oct-21-09 02:41 PM   #90 
  - The MAN ROCKS...them Pubs should be embarrassed as hell..Norm is turning into a WORM with jealousy  opihimoimoi   Oct-21-09 02:48 PM   #96 
  - "Doctor" meet tear in asshole....  Aviation Pro   Oct-21-09 02:46 PM   #92 
  - Franken/Weiner 2016  jgraz   Oct-21-09 02:46 PM   #93 
  - Franken/Weiner 2012.  bvar22   Oct-21-09 03:26 PM   #106 
     - Franken/Weiner 2009.75  jgraz   Oct-21-09 04:32 PM   #116 
  - While we have Grayson in the House we have Franken in the Senate.  vaberella   Oct-21-09 02:48 PM   #95 
  - Yeah, I loved what Kerry did as a member of Baucus' committee  pundaint   Oct-22-09 12:29 AM   #153 
  - This guy can COMMUNICATE!!!!  Captain Hilts   Oct-21-09 02:49 PM   #98 
  - I remember some thinking Franken would be a moderate/softy?  mzmolly   Oct-21-09 02:55 PM   #99 
  - That was deeply satisfying. Excellent work from Sen. Franken. nt  quiet.american   Oct-21-09 03:00 PM   #100 
  - Sen. Franken absolutely mugged that shill.  Ikonoklast   Oct-21-09 03:17 PM   #103 
  - "That shit don't fly no more, toots."  Turborama   Oct-21-09 07:57 PM   #138 
  - The spirit of Paul Wellstone is smiling! n/t  earthboundmisfit   Oct-21-09 03:24 PM   #105 
  - He's about 9000 times better than MN's other senator!  MNmom   Oct-21-09 03:56 PM   #107 
  - knr and watch Senator Whitehouse who proceeded Franken...  slipslidingaway   Oct-21-09 03:56 PM   #108 
  - I'm so proud of Al!  mascarax   Oct-21-09 03:57 PM   #109 
  - Caught this yesterday on c-span..  girl gone mad   Oct-21-09 03:59 PM   #110 
  - Would this be what we call...  moonbatmax   Oct-21-09 04:04 PM   #112 
  - ...  ingac70   Oct-21-09 04:05 PM   #113 
  - Of course, the librul media played this clip endlessly.  hvn_nbr_2   Oct-21-09 04:12 PM   #114 
  - Forget Al. Who is the hot aide behind him?  Thrill   Oct-21-09 04:20 PM   # 
  - Who is the Babe behind Al?  The Sushi Bandit   Oct-21-09 04:20 PM   #115 
  - ... and her reactions to Frankens line of questions is PERFECT! yeah- she's GOOD!  stlsaxman   Oct-21-09 05:55 PM   #125 
  - Right on Sen. Franken  maxpower   Oct-21-09 04:47 PM   #118 
  - I love my Senator.  myrna minx   Oct-21-09 05:51 PM   #124 
  - That lifted my spirits a little!  BootinUp   Oct-21-09 06:11 PM   #126 
  - GIT em AL!  TexasLady   Oct-21-09 06:31 PM   #128 
  - What is it with all these newly elected politicians telling the truth lately?  Seldona   Oct-21-09 06:57 PM   #130 
  - Ladies and Gentlemen, I daresay the contributions you were able to make to this man's campaign...  Mister Ed   Oct-21-09 07:02 PM   #131 
  - I just watched this again. How Sweet!!! Telling the shill that she's full of shit. Beautiful!!  bertman   Oct-21-09 07:05 PM   #132 
  - brilliant effing kick  patrick t. cakes   Oct-21-09 07:08 PM   #133 
  - That was great...  Grassy Knoll   Oct-21-09 07:19 PM   #135 
  - I am soooo glad that man is a Senator now....  BrklynLiberal   Oct-21-09 07:47 PM   #137 
  - uber pwnage!!!! How does that feel, you right wing shill?  Suji to Seoul   Oct-21-09 08:03 PM   #139 
  - Ohhhh! SNAP! Love it! K&R! n/t  Subdivisions   Oct-21-09 08:24 PM   #140 
  - The look on her face...  toymachines   Oct-21-09 08:33 PM   #141 
  - Just a Cherry Picking Moment  ThoughtCriminal   Oct-21-09 10:10 PM   #147 
  - United State Senator Al Franken. I just cant say that enough. In fact I send an email a day to  rhett o rick   Oct-21-09 10:52 PM   #148 
  - well, now we know why the repubs fought so hard to keep him from the office  NJCher   Oct-21-09 11:22 PM   #149 
  - Al Franken, you are so cool! Thanks so much.  earcandle   Oct-21-09 11:36 PM   #150 
  - Here ya go.  pengillian101   Oct-22-09 12:35 AM   #154 
  - He puts Minnesota's other senator Klobuchar to shame!  tb1988   Oct-21-09 11:42 PM   #151 
  - Are you absolutely certain???  zenprole   Oct-21-09 11:49 PM   #152 
  - Haha - did you see the look of defeat in her eyes at the end?  jillan   Oct-22-09 01:46 AM   #157 
  - Smack!! Biatch!! n/t  Mythbuster   Oct-22-09 02:34 AM   #158 
  - HAHA! Oldest trick in the radio book. The non sequituer. Only Frankin turned the tables.  Loudmxr   Oct-22-09 02:50 AM   #159 
  - Dear Al: As someone who had to file bankruptcy because of  SeattleGirl   Oct-23-09 03:55 AM   #163 
 

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