Color me surprised. Have you seen enough gullible folks? Get the picture? You've. Been. Had.
But it shouldn't be viewed as an accident that the first media she did after her story was told was with a RWer who hates democrats.
компромат doesn't work if you give the game away.
When he could have used it to hurt Franken. This is so much a setup.
It wasn't his place to go public with it. He's a complete asshole, but he's not a complete idiot.
He will do anything for a hurt a liberal story
Ask Seth Rich's family
Why didn't they bring that up in his 2008 race? That was a really close election. Seems like that would have been a great time to use it (not that I'm upset that Franken beat Coleman, of course).
that is a good point. They threw everything they could find at Franken in 2008. Now that he is a force to be reckoned with and people even drop his name as a possible presidential candidate, this story comes out Rovian style.
they attacked him with some of his old jokes and other off-color stuff that he had worked on in the past. With that in mind, it's really hard to believe that they didn't use this as well.
PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE USO TOURS!
This is where d-grade right wing washouts go to stay relevant.
Gullible people falling for RW smear jobs timed to distract from a senate race in Alabama is not good at all.
I read that he was joking around, but YOU KNOW HOW the Republican party works... they will chew him up and spit him out.
She accepted his apology and said he shouldn't resign and no further investigation is required.
Seems like honesty works.
The Republican party will try and impeach him, the same way they went after President Clinton, this will NOT GO away, nor will FOX, Sean Hannity or any of the Repigs... allow him to stay.
You are acting like this is Bob Packwood.
I like how all of your posts inflate/exaggerate topics- The Franken story will blow over and dissipate like the Uranium One cloud.
But I kinda doubt it, the Republicans will send this photo out to every Republican family in Wisconsin.
Still they will send out that photo to every Republican Family in his state.
Republicans are morons - I could see them sending the photos to all the voters in Wisconsin. LOL
been done already. Her acceptance of his apology is just quitting while she is ahead.
Republicans-they lie , cheat , steal , are destroying our country -so what else is new.
I personally am tired of Democrats being scared of the big bad wolf.
Let Republicans take care of the former judge. They want to keep him out of the Senate. Let them do it.
Let us follow Sen Franken's lead in calling for an ethics investigation on himself
Let us ignore Cenk Uygur in his rush to fill Franken's seat-which isn't vacant and is unlikely to become vacant.
...and then let's get busy on calling congress to oppose the tax bill
I can't see a happy ending in this, its not over... despite the fact the woman accepted his apology.. Do you know how many Republicans hate Frankin? Remember that book he wrote about Rush Limbaugh, being a big fat liar? This is going to come back on the Senator...Hannity, Fox News, Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, all have ammunition now... He should have never have done that, even in joking...because mark my words, it will come back to bite him.
The Republican party is E V I L...everyone here knows it... this won't be pretty.
of the great Democrat, FDR.
All we have fear is fear itself!
....and then take a nature walk.
It doesn't look like he is touching her....
I would also think if he was she would be startled and wake up
Why would anyone grope a woman through a flak jacket? rather bizarre
Why would Franken actually harass or really grope a woman in the full view of a camera?
What does the photographer have to say about this?
Look at Franken's eyes....he is acting. If he was seriously groping, wouldn't his eyes be on his victim's breasts, rather than at the camera in a pose?
We are being had, I am afraid.
but the story supports "whataboutism" journalism.
FWIW, I missed the first half of Nicolle Wallace's show, but she didn't seem like she was taking the bait. She was focused like a laser on Roy Moore.
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Why is Franken all lit up almost like a flash went off ... but Ms. Tweeden in the shadows?
How come Al casts a shadow but she doesn't?
And why is there cameo under Franken's arm but no person it is attached to?
are barely touching the flak jacket (if at all). Being "groped" is somewhat suspect, but it was in bad taste, even if she was "in" on the "joke". As for the kiss and and Al's poor judgement, he's wrong as can be. No excuse for that.
Tweeden has appeared on Hannity's show before all this.
Look I'd call it "not good". Lots of airtime but Franken did,the right thing step by step. Quick apology. More full apology later. Requested ethics probe. Now he has to sit back and absorb it. He's bombed on stage before - everyone does - so he's used to it.
First we allowed the Repubs to shift the conversation to re-litigating Bill+Monica 20 years later and now this...
And being the good liberals we are, on cue we'll rend our garments and flog ourselves in repentance before the media spotlight while Moore continues to say all 14-year-old girls need to get the 'D' and Trump is laughing his ass off...
The women receive cat calls from the audience the whole time and the humor centers around sex. The whole thing is a mess.
in 1967-8. It was as you said. Only the officers on the base were allowed to mingle in any way with the cast. The rest of us, celibate due to where we were located, were not amused. There were only about 600 horny young guys stationed there. It was a festering rash of testosterone all the time. No women were stationed at that base, due to its remote status.
It was a strange situation, to be sure.
The one that came to that base had nobody in it whose name anyone recognized. There are far more of those shows than ones featuring Bob Hope and other major entertainment celebrities.
On my ship. They were with Bob Hope as part of a USO tour.
They slept in our sickbay.
Within minutes of their helo leaving the next day, one of our enterprising Corpsman had cut the sheets from sickbay into squares and was selling the swatches for $5 bucks a piece.
Yes, they were dripping in sexuality.
Not that it changes anything, but it should be made part of the record.
In the words of a President "When you're a star, they let you do it."
Franken behaved boorishly and apologized for it. He didn't try to have sex with multiple minor children and deny it.
Anyone who has ever watched an episode of Benny Hill can put down their rocks and step away from the glass house.
The photo, whether harmless or sinister, is damning and just shouldn't exist. I'd be surprised if it didn't show up in the mailbox of every single female/suburban swing voters during his re-election bid next year.
My prediction is that Franken will realize that the seat is bigger than him, resign and be replaced w/ a surefire candidate w/ positions and values similar to his rather than lose to a Republican.
He's a politician and what matters, and should matter to us as a party that would like to gain and keep seats, is whether or not that electorate accepts his apology and wants to send him back to the Senate. If his numbers start to crater, he needs to go. Ensuring a check on the president and frankly many other Democratic policy goals is bigger than any Senator.
I've said multiple times that if his numbers crater and he's on track to lose his seat, then he needs to go. The same can be said of Menendez as well if NJ voters have a negative impression of his trial. No senator is too important to be replaced on the ballot if it looks like they're going to lose their seat.
If his numbers stay up and he looks like he's going to coast to reelection, then he needs to stay.
I care more about a myriad of Democratic issues that will only be legislated if we are in power more than I care about any single individual senator.
They will drag it until he is dead in the water.
We don't have to help them chew on it though.
This is a complete and total set-up.. no doubt about it.
Dems are supposed to abandon and kill a great Senator because he took a silly picture with a right wing Hannity whack job.
If you don't know that anyone, who would stoop so low as to even be in the same with Hannity, doesn't have a firm grasp on truth or facts... Then you're either ignorant, or a Russian bot on the DU site.
BENGAZI... you can bet on that. We have to stand with Senator Franken...That's all there is to it.
And if you want to call me a Russian troll... have at it..people on this website know how much I fucking hate all Republicans. Another reason for me to Smoke weed, is for stress... because of this shit.
Oh and I been CALLED WORSE names on this website... like "weeaboo"
Bet you don't even know what that means..huh? And "FAKE ASIAN..." You can add
Russian Troll too if you believe it.
yuiyoshida is a respected member of DU. She's posted tens of thousands of comments and they all support Democratic principles.
Your dichotomy is rude.
I guess being Asian makes me a target now... I was already called a Hillary Hater during the primaries.. and a few other names rose up here, which I won't repeat. Its amazing what I get in my DU mailbox lately.
I guess impeachment and disbarring werent enough for her back in 2007. The ALLEGED Franken incident is a total political hit job. It stinks of Stone and Bannon.
From the backwaters of the web, in a discussion board on poker, vintage 2012. One poster there had pulled a 2007 quote from FHM (another girlie site):
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Re: LeeAnn Tweeden on Hannity(Fox News) - says she supports TEA PARTY and a draft!!!
FHM: Whose ass would you really like to kick?
LEEANN: Can I make it a combination? Bill Clinton and Al Gore. I'm a Republican, but Al Gore because he and his wife are idiots, and Clinton because I'm pissed off he's gotten through unscathed after some of the things he's done.