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Letters: Franken has twisted view

The subject is Al Franken. These are some observations. He lived in New York for most of his adult life (30 years). Do you think he really understands the pulse of Minnesota or is he a New Yorker? Perhaps he chose to live in New York because it w...

The subject is Al Franken. These are some observations. He lived in New York for most of his adult life (30 years). Do you think he really understands the pulse of Minnesota or is he a New Yorker? Perhaps he chose to live in New York because it would be easier to retain an audience for his incredibly disturbing humor, or as his supporters say, "his satire." His lines are often so degrading it makes a person cringe.

It is hard to understand why the Democratic party passed over several very qualified candidates to support a man who has a very twisted view of life. It is one thing to tout being tolerant and enlightened, but another thing to give someone a free pass because he said he was sorry. I do not think it is possible to simply wipe away years and years of behavior by simply saying, "I'm sorry," especially when he has an agenda. Would he have said, "I'm sorry" if he didn't want his party's nomination?

He mocks women, joking about rape. He mocks religion. He mocks Jesus Christ in his book with these lines. "The complete skeleton of Jesus was found nailed to the cross." At Franken's fictional library gift shop visitors can buy a small piece of Jesus' skeleton. He makes many other offensive remarks referring to women and religion. He referred to the Eucharist communion wafers as chips and guacamole. He described God as having his head "up his a." In his obvious zeal for attention we can only hope the people of Minnesota will not be the butt of his jokes. Don't be too optimistic however, as there seems to be no boundaries for his jokes.

Hillary recently stated that without Franken the Democrats will not be able to carry out their agenda. They need unfettered control in the Senate. It is a disturbing thought to visualize a Democratic Congress, Democratic President and a Democratic media. There will be no checks and balances, no accountability!

When writing this I hoped it wasn't too demeaning. But then I realized, that if anyone would understand demeaning, it would be Al Franken.

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Just remember folks, he will be representing all of us to the nation. Can he represent all of us?

We deserve better.

Barbara Burros

Nevis

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