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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Two New Examples of Anti-Gay "Jokes" From Al Franken

The Drama Queen breathlessly reports on two new examples of Al Franken's anti-gay "humor". My question is when will Senator Coleman weigh in on this. Will Coleman try to directly use this? If he does, it would show that he does plan to compete for the gay vote, rather than ceding it to the Democrats.

Plus a very interesting comment thread:

Another liberal hack trying to change the subject as they are all very aware of Angry Al’s hatred for all things gay.

A client of mine is a mojor player in the GLBT community and produces the largest pro-gay newsletter in town and he says he is very upset that no one wants to talk about this and he is not going to vote for Al if he becomes the candidate. Many in the GLBT community are not happy with Al or some of the political leaders for the GLBT groups as the rank and file do not want Angry Al as the candidate.

The liberal spinners can yap all they want, there is VERY serious concern about Angry Al’s canididcy.

My guess is the DFL muct actually like Coleman as putting Angry Al up against him will go as far as Angry Mike Hatch did in his run.

# Andy Birkey Says:
January 17th, 2008 at 12:33 pm

Big Kahuna: “A client of mine is a mojor player in the GLBT community and produces the largest pro-gay newsletter in town and he says he is very upset that no one wants to talk about this and he is not going to vote for Al if he becomes the candidate. Many in the GLBT community are not happy with Al or some of the political leaders for the GLBT groups as the rank and file do not want Angry Al as the candidate.”

That is true. I’ve heard that same thing from folks in the community.

If he has the “largest pro-gay newsletter in town,” tell him he should actually write something about it. Actually, there’s only one “pro-gay newsletter in town,” so I wonder when Lavender will run something about this.
# Michael B. Brodkorb Says:
January 17th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

Andy: I wonder if Minnesota Monitor will run something about this. I also find it interesting that Minnesota Monitor used a picture today of Franken wearing a sticker from the Human Rights Campaign in a story.

I have never seen that picture used before on Minnesota Monitor’s website. Looks like someone is playing favorites, days before the Stonewall DFL endorsement.
# Andy Says:
January 17th, 2008 at 2:49 pm

I’ve got something I’m putting together about Franken’s jokes, etc. And I’d like to get it done before the SDFL this weekend.

I can’t speak to the Franken HRC button. I’d like to think my fellow writers are that clever/savvy… but it’s up to the writer to decide which picture to go with.


I hope Andy Birkey will call both Franken's office and Coleman's office for comment. Coleman has been vocal about Franken's other "jokes." Do these jokes offend him?

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