1 Jul 2009

Senator Al Franken

Yesterday Al Franken became Senator Al Franken eight months after winning the senatorial election in the American state of Minnesota. The Minnesota Supreme Court judged that he won the election by 312 votes.

I've been following this regularly and I'm delighted to see him get some justice. While I would not agree with a lot his political viewpoints, he is Pro Choice (edit: haha & OMG! I originally typed Pro Life when in fact Al is clear supporter of a woman's right to choose), Pro Gay Rights and Pro working class.

Most of all he has spent much of his time tearing into the rabid conservative right, be it Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly or Anne Coulter. His book Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right is a funny and passionate rejection of right wing lies.

Well done Al.

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