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January 27, 2004

Francken Chop Blocks A Heckler

Comic, and big fat idiot, Al Francken took down a heckler at a Dean rally yesterday.

'I got down low and took his legs out,' said Franken afterwards.
What's the penalty for that, fifteen yards?
Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean.
Francken says he did it because he believes in free speech.
'I'm neutral in this race but I'm for freedom of speech, which means people should be able to assemble and speak without being shouted down.'
Am i the only one who sees the irony in this? Al wants to protect freedom of speech by tackling someone who tries to exercise it.

Posted by annika, Jan. 27, 2004 |
Rubric: Sports & annikapunditry


I'm just trying to figure out why the tackle-ee hasn't asked Franken be charged with assault and battery.

Posted by: Victor on Jan. 28, 2004

Because the heckler obviously isn't good enough, smart enough, darn it, Franken doesn't like him?

Okay, trite, but still.


Posted by: hln on Jan. 28, 2004

Charged, schmarged. Oughta sue him for assault and battery.

Posted by: Matt on Jan. 28, 2004

Hey Annie,

I like the new digs....

Anyway, I am definitely not a hater, but Al Franken is one those guys I'd be more than happy to (pardon the misogynist phrase) "bitch slap." He such a pompous little prick. And, not to get too shallow, but the guy couldn't be much more of a dork. Can you imagine him and, fatso, Michael Moore trying to pick up women in a bar....a disgusting yet hilarious image.


Posted by: Blu on Jan. 28, 2004

Much as I dislike Al Franken, the heckler was a Lyndon LaRouche supporter, and they're a bunch of shitferrets if ever there were shitferrets.

Pity they didn't beat each other up, though.

Posted by: Pixy Misa on Jan. 28, 2004

"Shitferret." I think I'm going to have to add that to my list of favorite neologisms I've encountered on blogs. ("Merdiwitted" and "asshat" are two others.) Nice job, Pixy.

Posted by: Matt on Jan. 28, 2004

The thing about LaRouchians is they're mostly harmless. ..just a chihuahua yapping away in the corner. Every now and then I pick up a copy of their newspaper, The New Federalist, and laugh my face off.

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