Ok, kids, these are the rules:

When a Democrat does something wrong, it’s not worth mentioning.

When a Republican does the same thing, it’s 24-hour news coverage.


Via PowerLine.

….This is from the New York Post’s account of the incident:

Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean.

The tussle left Franken’s trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.

Franken – who seemed in a state of shock and out of breath after the incident – was helped back to his feet by several people who watched the tussle. Police arrived soon after.

“I got down low and took his legs out,” said Franken afterwards. . .I was a wrestler so I used a wrestling move

Franken seemed proud of himself, as he always does. He defended his attack, saying he was protecting candidate Dean’s right to speak. I doubt that this a good defense for an assault. The demonstrator would say he was exercising his right to speak….

The Franken incident occurred in 2004, before Minnesotans grievously erred by sending the one-time funnyman to the Senate. Gianforte’s misconduct also predates his election….

The Washington Post argues that the House should not seat Gianforte. I disagree.

As the Post admits, there is no precedent for denying someone elected to House his seat for this sort of conduct. Nor should the House set a precedent whereby partisans have a huge incentive to disqualify candidates from office by goading hot-heads like Gianforte and Franken into physical altercations.

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  1. Vintageport says:

    Capisco, Shifra.

  2. hbmuzik says:

    Frankel looks like he was face slammed earlier in his life.

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