By Conservative Ken
Even Hubert Humphrey must be turning over in his grave....
Well, the Courts have ruled, and the great state of Minnesota has elected a comedian to the United States Senate. Al Franken, United States Senator. Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? Now, it would be interesting to me to have a poll conducted in Minnesota to see if the people, eight months after the election, think that sending this comedian to the United States Senate is in their best interests - and in the best interest of the country. For with this decision, the Supreme Court of Minnesota has given our imposter president a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. While there will be dancing in Georgetown, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, LA, and, oh yes, Duluth, for a few days, the rest of the country will go about its business and not pay too much attention to this event.
Do you think that Al really has a grasp on the issues of the day? If you ever heard his short-lived radio show, you'd have realized pretty quickly that the show was nothing but a stage from which Al continued his comedy-writing career. He took two hours worth of one-liner shots at conservatives and called it "political discourse". Obviously, his national appeal was limited as the show was yanked off the air after losing millions of dollars.
Now, Al will sit in the great halls of the Capital, along side the places where people such as Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and countless others have worked to make our country the very model of democracy for the world to envy. I can just imagine future generations looking back with wonderment at the legislation authored by the new junior senator from Minnesota. Then again, maybe I can't.
They say we get the government we deserve. If that's true, and I tend to think that it is, then this event is just another reminder that conservatives have much work to do to recapture the political soul of the nation before the great imposter and his minions have the chance to complete their work.