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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Talk Show Host Ed Schultz Calls Norm Coleman A "Skirt Chaser"

Hal Kimball has the story.

From the 3rd Hour of the June 6, 2008 show.

On the Al Franken scandals:

"This is all to just lather up the right, to shake down the Democrats, to make Norm Coleman look like he's an altar boy, which he is not. And that is a story that the right wing media in Minnesota will never do. You know, Norm likes to chase the skirt, you know, there's no doubt about that. Anybody wanna counter me on that? Anybody in the media want to write an editorial about what an altar boy Norm Coleman is? Any right wing talkers in Minnesota want to tell us what an upstanding, wonderful, highly moral guy Norm Coleman is? Come on! Let's get it on!"

Schultz spent significant time in the 3rd hour of his show on Friday coming to the defense of Al Franken.

Aaron from Minnesota Brown comments:

Second, Franken's well-publicized "baggage" regarding his prior work in comedy is going to be a problem, but like Obama's Wright connections it can be handled if dealt with honestly and clearly. What is most important is to make sure Minnesotans are focusing on issues this election, instead of parsing every word of Al's greatest and least greatest hits. The fact that MPR commentators would suggest that Norm Coleman would do best if this ended up as a "character" debate is unbelievable. Everybody knows why it's unbelievable. The only difference is that Al's jokes, made up jokes that weren't designed to reflect his political vision, are public information.

Years back when Coleman was first elected, Jason Lewis discussed the Garrison Keilor column that went after Coleman. The column aluded to rumors that Norm Coleman had some similarities to Bill Clinton. Lewis kept on saying "I'm not saying the rumors aren't true", but he condemned the column.