Saturday, October 11, 2008

Something Is Happening Here...

As if the implosion of the free market weren't enough, endangered Republican incumbent senator Norm Coleman of Minnesota suddenly finds himself at the center of Suitgate. It seems that major Coleman donor Nasser Kazeminy may have covered the tab (at Neinman-Marcus, no less) for some of Coleman's suits. I say "may have" because it ain't exactly clear...well, watch this grilling of Coleman's campaign manager and judge for yourself:



Chris Cizzilla of The Washington Post called it "the most awkward press conference in the history of politics." For sure, this guy no Ari Fleischer ("a great evasive bore," Michael Kinsley once wrote of Fleischer). 

Could Al Franken be the next senator for Minnesota? The economy, Suitgate, and Coleman's general unpopularity have given Franken a slight but clear edge in polls. Come to think of it, that press conference sounds like something Franken would have written back in his Saturday Night Live days...

More great voodoo dolls from Ima Pissdov:
























Respondele a Obama: "Even my Republican mama/Is voting for Obama." (Thanks, Foxessa!)


6 comments:

Ima Pissdov said...

I usually go by Ima....but nice to see Jowanna Sixpack and McShuffleboard hanging out on your blog!

Sylvia K said...

Love Jowanna and McShuffleboard! It all just gets stranger and stranger and you just have to scratch your head and wonder what in the hell are people thinking? Or is that the problem? They're not!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

wonderful music video - thanks needed something to pull me out of the stupor induced after hear "the senator has reported every gift he has ever received" a thousand times.... perhaps the guy was hypnotized....

Ima Pissdov said...

Thanks Citizen K!

Foxessa said...

Al has been on a very long and endless campaign. I think it started in 2005 ....

Woo.

But he's been showing a superior edge since sometime in September, I think. I could be wrong, it seems I recall that it was after the palin showed herself beyond the pale the first time in the press that he began to achieve a small lead.

He had a steep learning curve in terms of political campaigning. He was so determined to accept that running for office isn't the same as being a comedian. Mostly, judging by his performance on Air America, I never thought he was funny either (no television so never watched SNL, unless we were inhouse audience for something or other in the show, like a friend being the guest).

He rambles and is incoherent. It seems he's very slowing learning this is no way to campaign, that you need to focus and be sharp. It's not funny. But then I didn't think it was funny as a commentator or host either. There is just so much history and other imporant areas in which he's ignorant -- like economics.

And he does drool over younger woman which is creepy. I doubt he actually does anything because his devotion to Franny is palpable. But still, it's creepy, or it sure was during those years on Air America.

Love, C.

Catherine said...

Love those voodoo dolls! I hope they work...