Saturday, February 2, 2008
You Should Be Ashamed of Yourselves
Minnesotans stand ready to send to Washington a Senator more inert and embarrassingly liberal than Paul Welstone. More of an ass than Jesse Ventura.
Poll: Franken leads Democrats in Minn. Senate race
ST. PAUL—Former "Saturday Night Live" star Al Franken leads the field of Democrats vying to challenge Republican Sen. Norm Coleman, according to a new poll from Minnesota Public Radio and the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute. The poll found Franken was the Democratic choice for 32 percent of those polled by telephone last week, compared with 17 percent for trial attorney Mike Ciresi. The margin of error was 3.2 percentage points.
Franken's lead widened among 478 Democrats—42 percent picked him, compared with 18 percent for Ciresi. The margin of error among Democrats was 4.5 percent.
Half of those surveyed approved of Coleman's job performance, and the poll found Coleman running about even against both Franken and Ciresi if the election were held now.
Low levels of support were measured for Democrats Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer and Jim Cohen, who dropped out of the Senate race on Friday. Telephone polling was done from January 20 to 27.
Poll: Franken popular with DFLers, but many undecided
Al Franken has absolutely no qualifications. He has never run a business, the closest he's come is working for a bankrupt radio network. He has never held office. The way he runs his mouth makes Bill Clinton seem reserved.
Al Franken will bring shame and embarrassment to our state in a way that will make Mark Dayton look articulate and intelligent; Paul Wellstone seem like an esteemed statesman; Jesse Ventura like a cultured sophisticate...instead of a Silver Spoon with nothing better to do; a wacked out middle-aged hippy, and one who flew over the cuckoo's nest (then fell and bumped his head).