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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 07:08 PM
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Supreme dust up: Franken apologizes to McConnell
Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune



To some Republicans, it was like the return of Stuart Smalley.

With debate winding down on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, and freshman Sen. Al Franken presiding, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor Thursday afternoon to deliver his closing statement against confirmation.

The Leader thought I was disrespectful while he was giving his speech on (Solicitor) General Kagan, Franken said in a carefully-worded statement. He is entitled to give his speech with the presiding officer just listening respectfully. I went directly to his office after I was done presiding to apologize in person. He wasnt there, so Ive sent him a handwritten note.

McConnell spokesman Josh Holmes confirmed that the note arrived. Senator Franken apologized and that's a perfectly appropriate way of handling the situation, he said.

Read more: CiUMEaPc:UiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU" target="_blank">http://www.startribune.com/politics/100069754.html?elr=...
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 07:12 PM
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1. run stuart run
because doggone it....senator Mcconnell loves him too...

:hi:

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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 08:20 PM
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7. How about a few Jetblue piccy's?
both their A320's and the ERJ190's!
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 07:30 PM
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2. Does...
rolling your eyes count? :eyes:
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LawnKorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 07:31 PM
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3. Why do we have to apologize? It is the stupid Republicans who drove the economy into the ditch
It was the Republicans who started two wars.

It was the Republicans who have obstructed every bill put forward by Democrats.

It is the Republicans who have plowed up the works and then proceeded to make it worse with their constant filibuster of the Senate.

I hope Senator Franken's note ended with two words that start with an 'F' and end with a 'YOU!'
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 07:37 PM
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4. All the headlines include "apologize" and "McConnell scolds Franken"
same old same old- politico foists the Drudge spin on the MSM and they all report it dutifully
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DFLforever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 07:44 PM
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5. We didn't apologize, Sen. Al did.
for making faces while McConnell spoke
and while Sen Franken was presiding over the Senate.

I think the last sentence explains why he might have felt an apology was in order.
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 09:30 PM
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8. Still waiting for an apology from the repuke who shouted LIAR.
And any number of similar public insults.

But we must apologize IMMEDIATELY for the slightest transgression?
Got it. :eyes:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-10 09:32 AM
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11. Joe (You lie!) Wilson did apologize.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-10 09:39 AM
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12. Sometimes you have to apologize when you do dumb stuff
Two wrongs don't make a right.
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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 08:07 PM
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6. No apology necessary.
At least he didn't lead senators in shouting him down. I despise congress' ludicrous "decorum."
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Grey Donating Member (933 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 09:49 PM
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9. Sen. Franken is a class act.
Do as you would be done by.

Love the man.
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Mnpaul Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-10 10:11 PM
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10. McConnell made a speech decrying partisan attacks
during SC nomination hearings while engaging in one of his own. I would be making faces too.

Watch the hypocrite in action
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc9hTtHwXGQ
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