Celebrities are special. They have rights that the rest of us don't. And lefties are also special. After all, they're fighting for a "batter" world without people like them.
And Senator Franken is the perfect intersection of both. Funny by political standards. Political by comedian standards. Creepy by both standards.
Here's his idea of a meet cute.
A former Democratic congressional aide said Al Franken tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006, three years before he became a U.S. senator.
The aide, whose name POLITICO is withholding to protect her identity, said Franken (D-Minn.) pursued her after her boss had left the studio. She said she was gathering her belongings to follow her boss out of the room. When she turned around, Franken was in her face.
The former staffer ducked to avoid Franken’s lips. As she hastily left the room, she said, Franken told her: “It’s my right as an entertainer.”
That's Franken's 7th accuser. Or 8th. Who even keeps track anymore?
Notably, like most of Franken's accusers, this woman is on the left. This is no right-wing conspiracy. It's Franken creeping on his own. But Franken, for once, denies everything.
“This allegation is categorically not true and the idea that I would claim this as my right as an entertainer is preposterous. I look forward to fully cooperating with the ongoing ethics committee investigation,” Franken said in a statement to POLITICO.
Almost as preposterous as the very idea of Senator Franken.
Two former colleagues of the woman independently corroborated her version of events, including Franken telling her he had the right to try to kiss her because he was “an entertainer.” The first former colleague interviewed by POLITICO said she was told of the incident in 2006, shortly after it happened. The second former co-worker said she was made aware of the encounter sometime in 2009 or 2010.
So either this is an organized conspiracy against Senator Franken, dating back over a decade, or he's a creep.
We report, you stock up on Franken repellent.