Friday, December 18, 2009

The new guy

I've tried to keep up with Obama's gaffes, but it hasn't been easy. I've often compared the new guy to Jimmy Carter and his team from Plains, Georgia.
Well, it seems that Obama has some stiff competition.

The newest member of the U S Senate is that sophisticated, witty, Mr. Al Franken.

Al has a Harvard degree in polisci and a knack for improv, so he's a natural for the senate.

It turns out that Al is as dumb as dirt, as evidenced by his behavior yesterday afternoon.

You'll recall that Joe Lieberman has been moving away from the Democrats on Obamacare. Joe's vote counts double because he is technically an Independent (a group Obama is fast losing) AND because the vote on healthcare reform is really tight.

So, Lieberman is wrapping up his five minutes (correction: 10) of floor time in the Senate and he begs for a little more time to mention his ammendments to the bill.

And the new kid, Al Franken, says, "In my capacity as the senator from Minnesota, I object."

Lieberman could have told him to sit down and shut up, but he simply said, "Really? OK."

You really showed him, didn't you Al?

I couldn't be happier about it. Al's ego trip may have helped defeat Obamacare this year. Thanks, Al.