Friday, June 24, 2016

Okay if this whole Elizabeth Warren thing falls through this is my second choice for Hillary's VP.

Courtesy of Politico:

If Hillary Clinton asked him, Al Franken says, he would gladly join the presumptive Democratic nominee as her running mate. 

The Minnesota senator said in an interview with the Associated Press that to his knowledge, he is not being vetted for a vice presidential bid, but Franken, a former comedian and “Saturday Night Live” writer, has been a longtime Clinton backer and would jump on board the campaign if invited.

“If Hillary Clinton came to me and said, ‘Al, I really need you to be my vice president, to run with me,’ I would say yes,” Franken said. “But I’m very happy in the job that I have right now.” 

Don;t get me wrong, I am all in for Warren.

But damn could you even imagine the entertainment value of having Al Franken on stage during the Vice Presidential debates?

I wonder if they could work in a map drawing competition as part of the debate?


That never ceases to impress me.

74 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:50 PM

    I'm torn. I want as many liberal senators as possible to remain in the Senate, but I LLLOOOOOOOVVVEEEE Al Franken. However, he is more experienced than Warren and could get more done. While Warren may bring in more former Bernie supporters, having read posts by the former BSers I'm not convinced they would vote for a woman. What is your daughter saying these days, Gryphen?

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    1. Anonymous8:17 PM

      I love Al Franken too. Smart and funny. What's not to like?

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    2. Anonymous6:05 AM

      @Anonymous 4:50 PM

      Bernie supporters will fall in line and vote for Hillary, if they are indeed Democrats, or Independents.
      No worries.

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    3. Anonymous8:53 PM

      Really? That fall in line and if you were a real Democrat is the excuse you use to justify the Bernie Bashing and continual insults and belittling of his supporters?

      I see. You can call them fucking children because if they were real Democrats they'd still fall in line and vote for Hillary.

      Are you so sure about that?

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  2. Heather4:53 PM

    Oh, hell NO!!!

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    1. Anonymous5:37 PM

      Don't bust your spleen, Hillary won't be seeking your advice.

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    2. Anonymous8:25 PM

      Why not, Heather? He graduated from Harvard "...majored in government, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in 1973" He returned as a Fellow. He is crazy smart. Do some research on him.

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    3. Smart people scare Helen. Get Uncle Bubba tells her so.

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    4. Why not? He's experienced, intelligent and educated for the job (BA with Honors in Government from Harvard).

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  3. Anonymous5:29 PM

    Global Jaws Drop As Sarah Palin Outdoes Trump With A Racist Response To Brexit

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/06/24/global-jaws-drop-sarah-palin-outdoes-trump-racist-response-brexit.html

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    1. Anonymous6:43 PM

      Oh FFS!

      When will this waste of oxygen shut up, disappear, and STOP embarrassing us in front of the rest of the world?

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  4. Anonymous5:31 PM

    I am super-impressed with Al Franken. I think he is not only brilliant but has a beautiful way of dealing with people who are not of his liberal persuasion. I remember seeing him talk with some t-party people at a state fair and he very gently and humorously was able to make a point with them. Which is a big deal, now more than ever.

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    1. Anonymous9:21 PM

      Yes yes yes!!! I think Al Franken is the most ethical, compassionate, relatable, intelligent politician in existence. And he has a sense of humor! As much as I love and trust Liz, Al has a talent for imparting wisdom in a way that is more... I don't know...palatable? He just exudes trust.

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    2. Anonymous5:20 AM

      Dem VP favorites are all educated, well-spoken people. The probable Rep VP favorite...a woman who doesn't know what a VP does, calls Africa a "country", and can't speak a full sentence in basic English.

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    3. Anonymous6:12 AM

      @Anonymous 5:20 AM

      '''Dem VP favorites are all educated, well-spoken people. The probable Rep VP favorite...a woman who doesn't know what a VP does, calls Africa a "country", and can't speak a full sentence in basic English.'''
      ********************
      Sarah Palin was the most unqualified, most ignorant, most mean-spirited & nasty, most uncouth, most uneducated, most embarrassing VP candidate in U.S. history.

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    4. Anonymous2:25 PM

      Plus, Sarah Palin would run like hell if she had to debate Al or Elizabeth. She'd cream her jeans in a second!

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  5. Anonymous5:33 PM

    Trump Humiliates Himself In Front Of The Entire World With Bungled Brexit Response

    Donald Trump arrived in Scotland early this morning, and congratulated them for their vote to take their country back. The problem is Scotland didn’t vote to Leave the UK.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/06/24/trump-congratulates-britain-xenophobia-fool-again.html

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    1. Anonymous12:01 AM


      Hillary Clinton Issues Support To Scotland Amid Donald Trump Visit
      Trump is in Scotland to open his new golf course.


      http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-scotland-golf-course_uk_576d236ae4b0d25711497cb5?edition=uk&utm_hp_ref=uk

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    2. Anonymous2:24 PM

      Scotland residents hate Donald Trump. Check the records folks - he actually filed suit against the country! Fucking amazing!

      His golf courses are not doing well either. Donald is a loser once again!!!

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  6. Anonymous5:45 PM

    Don't know much about the guy, but he won my vote when he added Alaska and Hawaii to the map!!

    Most everyone leaves us out which I see as a slap in the face.

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    1. Anonymous6:16 AM

      @Anonymous 5:45 PM

      '''Don't know much about the guy, but he won my vote when he added Alaska and Hawaii to the map!!

      Most everyone leaves us out which I see as a slap in the face.'''

      We will never leave you out, those of you in Alaska and Hawaii are a part of us. #49 and #50.

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  7. Anonymous5:53 PM

    I had the honor of voting for Senator Franken. He is an amazingly intelligent and thoughtful man.

    As for Heather....GFY!

    HeidiWY

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    1. Anonymous6:48 PM

      Underneath that unassuming manner and jovial demeanor is a brain that is scary-smart.

      I think he took a lot of people by surprise when he was first elected and began to demonstrate his intelligence and comprehensive grasp of important issues.

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    2. Anonymous9:28 PM

      Thank you for your part in electing a decent human being!

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  8. Anonymous6:08 PM

    Oh my god, he would be perfect! love him!

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  9. Anonymous6:15 PM

    I have loved Al for years. Too good for US politics.

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  10. Anonymous6:18 PM

    Unlike the half-term quitter, this man knows how to WORK. He did almost NO pressers the first two years because he wanted to get to work at his new job and do it well. When have you seen THAT from a rethug, a T-bagger, grannygrifter (or ANY pay-lynn)?

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    1. Anonymous2:21 PM

      Love Al and Elizabeth both...dynamic workers in our Congress.

      I know Hillary will make the right choice for her VP candidate. She knows the ropes far better than the majority of us and will select wisely.

      Vote Hillary Clinton for POTUS!

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  11. Anonymous6:20 PM

    Hawaii just put gun owners on an FBI database — and the NRA is freaking out

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/hawaii-just-put-gun-owners-on-an-fbi-database-and-the-nra-is-freaking-out/comments/

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    1. Anonymous6:18 AM

      Thank you Hawaii!

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    2. Anonymous10:26 AM

      California just got Safety For All on the November ballot, bypassing the NRA and taking it straight to voters. Background checks for ammo? YES!
      http://safetyforall.com

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    3. Anonymous2:19 PM

      Love it, love it - moving 'around' the NRA and getting things done! It's about time!

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  12. Anonymous6:37 PM

    Mitch McConnell: Trump Is ‘Struggling’ and Really Needs to Start Acting Presidential
    http://www.mediaite.com/online/mitch-mcconnell-trump-is-struggling-and-really-needs-to-start-acting-presidential/

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    1. Anonymous6:20 AM

      Trump does not have a presidential fiber in his body He couldn't act presidential if his life depended on it.

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    2. Anonymous2:18 PM

      Republicans in the U.S. Congress - especially the asshole Mitch McConnell from KY - indicating Trump 'has to ACT presidential' is ridiculous!

      The Donald IS deplorable! Plus, you don't take someone like him and all of a sudden make him act presidential!

      He is NOT presidential in any shape, thought or form and will never be! Get over it Republicans in the U.S. Congress! You are supporting a big-time loser and your party is going down with him!



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  13. Anonymous6:40 PM

    Loved his book about lying liars.

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    1. Anonymous6:21 AM

      I want to read that book. I love him.

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  14. Anonymous7:11 PM

    Franken would be a great choice. LIes and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them is a great book. (did I get the title right?)

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    1. Anonymous6:30 AM

      @Anonymous 7:11 PM

      The title of the book is,
      "Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them"

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  15. Randall7:23 PM

    As much as I respect Elizabeth Warren, I don't think Hillary could do any better than Al Franken as VP.

    What if... oh my god... what if Trump chose Palin ...and Palin had to debate Franken!
    Oh STOP!
    Haaaaaahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaharharharhawhawhaw

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    1. OMG I can't stop laughing at the thought that VP debate!

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    2. Anonymous9:31 PM

      I would pay to watch that debate!

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    3. Anonymous3:05 AM

      He could even do the debate as Stuart Smalley and still win, hands down!!

      Ha-ha!

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  16. Anonymous7:50 PM

    I love Al Franken but he was way too much baggage for VP, they'd never pick him.

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    1. Anonymous8:21 PM

      Baggage? Such as?

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    2. I don't see how he has too much baggage.

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    3. Anonymous9:31 PM

      'Splain

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    4. Anonymous11:03 PM

      Amazing to see Meghan Phillips make a post where she isn't cursing at someone or calling them names...or both. Maybe there's hope.

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    5. Anonymous11:19 PM

      What baggage? That he has a wonderful marriage with Franni? Or that he is highly intelligent and educated?

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    6. Baggage? Typical teabagger to lay a giant turd of a lie out there and not even TRY to explain it. It's how they teach their children to vote. "Don't reserved for yourself or try to get a variety of sources Dearie. Pay attention to Summertime using one word reasons followed by a string of invictives. Those are the real mental giants, and they've done all of our thinking for us. Wine cooler?"

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    7. 11:03pm, fuck you, you fucking fuck face.

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    8. Anonymous5:57 AM

      Go Meghan!

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    9. Baggage? What baggage?

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  17. Anonymous8:02 PM

    Yes, by all means, let's go with the parlor trick instead of the many intelligent and meaningful things he has had to say.

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    1. Anonymous8:32 PM

      Can you do it? Or do you just want to bitch about everything?

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  18. Anonymous8:12 PM

    Franken would be a competent president and think he'd have a wider appeal to the general electorate as VP nominee than Warren. He's smart enough, good enough, and, gosh darn it, people like him.

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    1. Annie Goolihy9:35 PM

      ^THIS

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    2. Anonymous5:23 AM

      Oh, and don't forget, unlike the Wasilla Wendigo, Franken has an proven track record of DOING HIS JOB.

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  19. Anonymous8:20 PM

    I've always loved Al Franken. I hope that Hillary gives him a solid look as far as being a potential running mate. He is amazing.

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  20. Anonymous9:31 PM

    It’s Official — Bernie Sanders Is Staying In The Race And Will Not Concede

    ...Therefore, progressive media and pundits should refrain from their gleeful calls to end Bernie’s campaign. Vermont’s Senator is taking his political revolution to Philadelphia and he’ll continue to run for the presidency.

    Why would he stop?

    Would you end your presidential campaign if your opponent faced on ongoing FBI criminal investigation?

    Bernie Sanders, his campaign, and millions of supporters throughout the nation and world must wait until July 25th, knowing that the FBI will likely disclose its findings of Clinton’s email investigation before the Democratic convention. POLITICO confirmed the other day that Clinton’s email investigation is a “criminal investigation,” as stated by Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/its-official-bernie-sanders-is-staying-in-the-race_us_576cf7a3e4b0fa01a13fd382

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    1. Anonymous10:58 PM

      Whoa! How seductive is a Sanders/Franken 2016 ticket?

      Very!

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    2. Anonymous11:20 PM

      *yawn* Bernie is a loser, even fi he won't admit it he is done.

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    3. Anonymous6:37 AM

      @Anonymous 9:31 PM

      Hillary is not facing any criminal charges. This coming from the F.B.I. So stop passing around rightwing propaganda.

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    4. Anonymous10:29 AM

      Is that Seth Abramson again writing at HuffPo? Yeah, the poetry prof who hates Democrats? It's his advocacy that brought Bernie down.

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  21. Anonymous10:01 PM

    I say Tim Kaine. HRC needs Warren in the Senate. Franken as well.

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  22. Anonymous11:01 PM

    Al Franken has always seemed exceptionally smart and competent to me. He's very likable and could help overcome Hillary's "untrustworthy" factor, which is actually just right wing misogyny disguised to make it more palatable.

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  23. Anonymous11:22 PM

    I like Al. I've had the opportunity to meet both him and Franni in social settings a few times. I do think the only downfall would be that Minnesota is going to go blue no matter what and maybe, just maybe a selection from another state could turn that VP's state blue. BTW, I think it is also the only negative against Warren also.

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    1. "maybe, just maybe a selection from another state could turn that VP's state blue."
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      Not as likely as you might think. VP choices apparently don't really influence the vote when all is said and done: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/04/election-2016-vice-president-selection-matters-less-than-you-think-213805

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    2. Anonymous9:08 PM

      Selecting a VP has no effect on turning a state or recruiting voters.

      For instance Julian Castro will not turn Texas blue or gain hispanic voters. They are likely to vote for Hillary anyway.

      A VP needs to be qualified to be president, which Franken is, be able to be an attack dog and a master at diplomacy and words and be able to work politically with the president to get policy passed. I think Franken is more in the Warren/Sanders camp but he has the personality to be able to work with Hillary. He is also wicked smart.

      He would be a brilliant choice.

      It would also put him in line to run in the future.

      Which is why he won't be picked. The party has already chosen their golden children.

      That is why a nobody like Castro is being pushed and a brilliant choice like Franken will always be passed over.

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  24. Anonymous1:53 AM

    My candidate would be Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio.

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    1. Too many knee jerk reactions to lies told about Sherrod Brown.

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  25. Another plus for Franken, he comes from a State with a Democratic Governor, so the seat would go to a Democrat.

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  26. Anonymous12:12 PM

    Elizabeth Warren isn't going to agree to be Hillary's VP.

    She's not even considering Sanders even though polls show he'd bring her the most votes (whether you like it or not) thus ensuring a Trump loss by wide and safe margins.

    Personally I would love to see her pick Franken. He's wicked smart and could squish Trump like a bug as well as Warren.

    It would be a strong choice.

    But I'm sure she's going to choose Castro and thus risk losing the election. And for what? He brings nothing to the ticket.

    Franken has name recognition and experience. He's handled himself very well on committees.

    I have no idea why she isn't considering him.

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  27. Anonymous12:12 PM

    Elizabeth Warren isn't going to agree to be Hillary's VP.

    She's not even considering Sanders even though polls show he'd bring her the most votes (whether you like it or not) thus ensuring a Trump loss by wide and safe margins.

    Personally I would love to see her pick Franken. He's wicked smart and could squish Trump like a bug as well as Warren.

    It would be a strong choice.

    But I'm sure she's going to choose Castro and thus risk losing the election. And for what? He brings nothing to the ticket.

    Franken has name recognition and experience. He's handled himself very well on committees.

    I have no idea why she isn't considering him.

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