Al Franken did two things today that earned the Senator from Sody some love from the Sconz.
First, he introduced his foot to the ass of John Thune, who, studliness aside, is a tool.
More importantly, in a bizarre break from Senate custom, Sen. Al Franken, who was serving as presiding officer during afternoon debate on health care, did not grant Sen. Joe Liebermann an extra minute to finish his speech. The C-SPAN addicts among you likely know that the Senate functions largely on an informal “unanimous consent” tradition, which speeds up business and gets some of the more mundane, uncontroversial issues (resolutions honoring high school water polo teams etc) out of the way.
Franken, a newbie, shut down Lieberman’s request for “just an extra moment.” The Straight Talk Express came out against Franken’s move.