Would Someone Please Tell Al Franken To Stop Apologizing and Shut the Fck Up?

“I feel terribly that I’ve made some women feel badly,” Franken says. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

by Michael John Scott

I can’t count how many times Al Franken has apologized.  Every day, it seems, he’s apologizing.  He’s apologizing in D.C., and apologizing in Minnesota, on Thanksgiving for fck sake, and who knows where else.  Just shut the fuck up Al.  Just shut it.  You are embarrassing us, and making yourself both a laughing stock and a target for bloodthirsty republicans.

While there’s no comparison, Alabama’s Roy Moore hasn’t apologized and is clearly not going to step down.  Unhappily for the Republicans, Doug Jones, the Democrat, may actually win that seat, threatening the Republican agenda, and they are looking to balance the books by taking out a democrat, and it looks like Mr. Apology, Al Franken, is the target.

Why is it that Democrats are so eager to fall on their sword?  Why is it their mantra seems to be “Whip me at the pillar; whip me at the post. Whip me! Whip me where it hurts the most.”  Stop bowing and scraping!  Stop sacrificing yourself on the Altar of the Right.  Admit, if you must, but don’t keep reminding the public of your transgressions by continuing to apologize.

Here’s Senator Franken’s latest bow and scrape from Newser:

Sen. Al Franken apparently sees himself as an over-enthusiastic hugger, not the “serial groper” one woman describes him as. In a statement issued Thursday, the day after two more women accused him of touching them inappropriately during photo-ops, the Democrat apologized for making “some women feel badly” and vowed to regain the trust of Minnesotans, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. “I’ve met tens of thousands of people and taken thousands of photographs, often in crowded and chaotic situations,” he said. “I’m a warm person; I hug people. I’ve learned from recent stories that in some of those encounters, I crossed a line for some women—and I know that any number is too many.”

“Some women have found my greetings or embraces for a hug or photo inappropriate, and I respect their feelings about that,” Franken said, adding that he has realized he needs to be “much more careful and sensitive” in those situations. “I feel terribly that I’ve made some women feel badly and for that I am so sorry, and I want to make sure that never happens again.” Franken faces a Senate Ethics Committee investigation over allegations from radio host Leanne Tweeden and three other women. In a KTSP poll carried out after a second woman came forward, just 22% of Minnesotans said he should definitely stay in office. Some 33% thought he should resign, while 36% said he should wait for the investigation results and the remainder were unsure what he should do.

Just to be clear, apologies are not always inappropriate, unless they are repeated, day in, day out.  Shakespeare’s line from Hamlet comes to mind: “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”  Simply take out “lady,” insert “gentleman,” and I give you Al Franken.

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7 Responses to Would Someone Please Tell Al Franken To Stop Apologizing and Shut the Fck Up?

  1. Timmy Mahoney Reply

    November 24, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    What the hell is wrong with him? Like you say he’s become an embarrassment. Maybe he should just resign? At the least he needs to act like he’s got a pair.

  2. Sadie1972 Reply

    November 24, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    HA! Snowflake ging down hard and should. #MAGA!

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      November 24, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      Hey there Sadie! Don’t you have a hanging to attend? How about a celebration of the Confederate Republic? Pig roast? Tractor pull? No need to waste your time here.

    • jess Reply

      November 24, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Ok, let’s dissect your little sentence here, for the benefit of all what are reading this shit shall we. Let’s begin *Jess does knuckle cracking thing right here**
      first of all, snowflakes are all different and beautiful and when we get together we have the ability to create fucking avalanches, so you’d best be careful you don’t get swept up in it, or don’t it makes no matter to some of us, me mainly. As far as going down hard, well I can only speak for myself here, but my husband just died recently and I’m not in the mood for going down on anyone right now so that’s out for now. I’ll be slutty mcslutterton after a while, so I’m really looking forward to that, thanks for reminding me of that. Also too Katie MAGA does not stand for what you might be thinking these days. No bitch, it’s standing for MUELLER AIN’T GOING AWAY right about now.

      signed, will go down hard when she good and damn well pleases and not a second before then.

  3. Ron Reed Reply

    November 24, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Where’s Jess when we need her? She knows how to deal with these trolls.

  4. jess Reply

    November 24, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Here’s Jess like Underdog to the rescue 🙂

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