Friday, August 6, 2010

Al Franken Busy Kissing Butt After Acting Out

Senate gets 'a little weird' - Manu Raju -
When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) laid out his opposition to Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination, someone in the chamber appeared to be moving around in his chair, gasping and rolling his eyes.

It was Al Franken.

After his speech, a very irritated McConnell removed his microphone, approached the dais and confronted the former comedian, who was presiding over the Senate.

“This isn’t ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Al,” McConnell sternly told the Minnesota Democrat, according to people who overheard the exchange.

Franken later apologized to McConnell, but this embarrassing exchange was seen by some as just the latest sign of the Senate’s dysfunction, the hardened partisan lines and maybe the fact that senators just need a little break from one another.

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