Monday, September 15, 2008 By Aaron Brown
Here's the thing. This is a negative ad against Franken and it will work with some audiences. But I watched this thing and had this thought. Who has watched our government over the past eight years -- Bush, the Congress, the war(s), oil prices, the economy, Katrina(!) -- and NOT wanted to drop a "mofo?" We may not have all done it on camera, but there have been a lot of mofo's dropped over last few years in the privacy of our own homes ... or at least in the recesses of our subconscious. Some might not have used the same wording, but certainly experienced the same emotion. Al wears his emotion on his sleeve, just like Paul Wellstone (only, admittedly, he's rougher around the edges). Coleman is trying to show that Franken is unfit for office, but he's actually showing that Franken has the same opinion about the direction of the country as a vast majority of Minnesotans.
And besides, come on, everyone knows Franken won't be dropping mofo's on the Senate floor. If John McCain can avoid swearing on the floor, so can Al. But when the doors are closed and an HMO lobbyist is trying to put the brakes on health care reform, I'd like to have a Senator who says what I'm thinking.
We'll see how this plays out. This is the hit we all saw coming.