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Sun Jan 6, 2019, 01:21 PM

Another story about Al Franken..............

This is a cut-and-paste from Facebook:

"Another woman has come forward about Al Franken and this is a story you must read. From Sandra Levinson:

When my niece Francie was dying of colon cancer and about to celebrate her last birthday, I couldn't imagine what gift to send her. But I knew she adored Al Franken so I wrote to Al, whom I had never met, asking him if he would send her a flower, a card, anything because he was her hero and her greatest hope was that she'd live long enough to see him elected.

Within the hour of receiving my note, he answered saying he would be in Minneapolis that weekend and could visit her in the hospital Saturday or Sunday, which would be better? I told him that Saturday was her birthday and he said he'd be there about 4. I called my sister to tell her but, of course, warned her not to tell Francie. How could we be sure that a well known comic running to be senator would show up?

That Saturday In June I sat in my office in New York waiting, 4, 5, 6, almost 7 my sister called to say that Al had just left after nearly two hours w Francie. He'd brought all of his books (which she already owned), signed them with her (she insisted he sign one "to my greatest fan,", schmoozed w her and when he left she announced to her mom that it was the best birthday she'd ever had.

But that was not all. He called her every week after that to see how she was doing. She was home then. One night In September I came home to a phone message from a very excited Francie, "Tía! I went to a fundraiser for Al, it was a garden party and when he came in he walked all across the garden to ME, to hug me and ask me how I was doing!"

The next night Francie collapsed and was taken to hospice in a Minneapolis hospital, in a coma. I flew there to spend nights with my sister in Francie's room. Al and Franni Franken came to visit Francie, stood at the foot of her bed and wept. When she died later that month Al came to sit shiva with the family.

These are kindnesses one never forgets.

This is Al Franken."

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Reply Another story about Al Franken.............. (Original post)
LongTomH Jan 6 OP
janterry Jan 6 #1
LongTomH Jan 6 #3
janterry Jan 6 #6
brush Jan 6 #2
oberliner Jan 6 #4
CentralMass Jan 6 #5
Kingofalldems Jan 6 #11
Newland56 Jan 6 #7
onecaliberal Jan 6 #8
LakeArenal Jan 6 #9
BamaRefugee Jan 6 #10

Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 01:27 PM

1. There are more comments,

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Response to janterry (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 01:32 PM

3. Sorry, I missed the earlier post!

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Response to LongTomH (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 02:04 PM

6. I like Franken

-- the story is well worth repeating

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 01:28 PM

2. Thanks for this, a reminder that a good man was treated very poorly.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 01:33 PM

4. That is from over a year ago

At least.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 01:40 PM

5. Well its been over a year since the bogus allegations.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 04:27 PM

11. So what?

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 02:35 PM

7. Truth

The truth is an innocent man was bullied out of the senate by people more interested in further their political ambitions rather than investigate the allegations to make an honest determination of their validity before passing judgement.
We are doing the same with Bernie Sanders criticisms and such. I know there are Russian posters on this site that stir things up but once they start the stirring there are plenty who love the idea of alienating potential voters who will vote democratic.
Some people call it a circular firing squad and don’t think they are guilty of standing there with a gun in there hand actively sowing divisiveness amongst progressive voters that will hurt voter turnout or results in a close election.
Whatever floats your boat understand you might be responsible for the trump presidency if you engaged in any form of divisive language during the primaries

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 04:22 PM

9. I will not forget those who are responsible for Al Franken no longer being in the Senate...

That is all...

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 6, 2019, 04:24 PM

10. NEVER FORGET!

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