Wednesday, October 21, 2009

He's good enough, he's smart enough and doggone it, he knows how to bitch slap conservanuts!

I think the conservatives may have, to their own detriment, vastly underestimated the fighting spirit of the junior Democratic Senator from my birth state Minnesota, Al Franken.

Franken, despite his very well known career in Hollywood and comedy is actually quite a well studied policy wonk. I used to listen to his radio show on Air America and he had no problems holding his own in the various public policy conversations he had with guests and listeners. He's a very bright guy with an extensive knowledge not just about public policy, but also the nuances of political warfare. Oh -- and he has a spine too.

In this video clip, one of the paid-for health insurance shills/hacks/apologists commits the fatal error of mistaking Franken for his on-screen persona Stuart Smalley and pays dearly for it as Al rakes her and and stupid, smug-faced ass over the coals of truthiness on the subject of the number of U.S. bankruptcies due to medical bills versus bankruptcies in countries with public health plans such as Switzerland, France and Germany.

Beautiful takedown.


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