Fred: It seems more and more that we need some category for "Supid Politicians". Or maybe "Disconnected Politicians". Maybe "Politicians Who are both Stupid & Disconnected" would be better, since they seem to go hand-in-hand anymore. Any other ideas out there?
Moved to Page 6: Seedy Politicians.
Vice President Joe Biden described former Saturday Night Live comedian, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., as a "leading legal scholar," presumably in the Senate, today. Right. And Obean is a genius.
"He has been one of the leading legal scholars," Biden said of Franken today, according to the pool report. He also said that Franken "is deadly serious" as a senator. He made the comments while recalling concerns that then-candidate Franken could not be taken seriously as a Senate candidate given his SNL work. Often a good wit coincides with a good ability to analyze situations well. Not in this case, at least when he comes to politics.
Franken's comedic spirit got him in trouble on Washington. "This isn't 'Saturday Night Live,' Al," Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had to remind the freshman senator after Franken made faces while McConnell spoke during the Supreme Court nomination process for Elena Kagan. He's probably still trying to figure out what Mitch meant.
Kagan is now regarded as an able defender of Obamacare, which could be struck after oral arguments last month seemed to indicate that five of the nine justices regard it as unconstitutional. She may be able to, but it doesn't mean she should.
I had to go and check to see if Franken actually had a law degree. Doesn't seem to, just a BA which might have been a precursor to a law degree if he'd bothered to go to law school after Harvard.
So, man doesn't have a JD, doesn't belong to any bar association, has never practiced law, and sole legal experience has been chairing a Judiciary subcommittee. Yeah, that's the Senate for you. Which is why I've always told people Biden is "smart for the Senate". You have to grade on the curve with these people, or else you'd have difficulty telling a special-needs class from a Judiciary subcommittee.
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