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Tue Jul 28, 2020, 04:02 AM

9. I thought of that right when I was typing my reply - and I certainly can't blame him.

Serving with those who turned on him with dubious evidence would be awkward as hell - as much as we would like to see him return.

And I certainly take your point about his chief critics - one of them is my senator (and former congressperson - NY-20) and I admit that it's bothered me greatly, especially since we used to be such strong supporters. She managed to run against and defeat a long-time Republican incumbent who the local paper said "could have the job for life, if he wanted it." And that she was appointed senator when Senator Clinton was appointed as Obama's SoS was viewed as a positive thing for the area.

Back when she first ran in 2006 was pretty exciting for this little burg when the biggest draw possible came here to campaign for her. There was standing-room-only at the initial campaign event held at the local airport because President Clinton came to speak and that was pretty exciting. Even Democratic presidential candidates rarely bother to show up since New York, as a "blue state," is viewed as a done deal.

As thrilling as it was to see him (and he is a brilliant speaker!), I did wonder why Hillary Clinton, as our sitting senator, hadn't come instead, but I'm guessing she likely had her hands full at the time and I read later that she was advising the campaign, had recommended that 2006 was the optimum time to run, and of course she was right.

And the other thing that's bothered me (and I'm hardly the only one) is that not only was our sitting senator one of the leaders calling for Senator Franken's resignation, but I've seen other interviews in which she's said that President Clinton should have stepped down back when harassment charges were brought against him - and I honestly credit him and his high-profile support for much of the success of her campaign! And, as I've since learned, both Clintons were actively working to elect her to public office. She obviously wouldn't be where she is now without the support of the Clintons.

So I'm seeing a pattern here and I don't get it, either. I can't speak for the others who called for Al Franken's resignation, but it was a huge loss for all of us, he's always been popular with those of us here in New York and I sure hope that we haven't seen the last of him.

And thanks for the great pic! I recognize everyone in that photo!

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