Julianne Ortman distributes ridiculous petition protesting secretly recorded Franken joke video

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Ortman is easily offended, it seems.
In a petition published on her Facebook page yesterday, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Julianne Ortman says a recently released secret recording of Al Franken joking around in an Arizona driveway shows he "still doesn't take women seriously."

But really the only thing the petition demonstrates is how hard it is to take Ortman's campaign seriously.

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Julianne Ortman, GOP Franken challenger, taking heat for exaggerating her resume

Watch the "scandalous" 13 seconds of footage, which was shot back in June 2012 while Franken was in Arizona for a fundraiser but was just published by Breitbart News this week in a post with an absolutely absurd headline -- "New Video Features Al Franken Playing With His Traffic Cone Boobs" -- for yourself:



Not exactly the stuff of Monica Lewinsky, is it?

Nonetheless, here's how Ortman is trying to score political points off it on her Facebook page:

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It should be noted that two years ago, Franken openly cried on the Senate floor while testifying on behalf of stronger domestic violence protections for women. Furthermore, Ortman cites no evidence to back up the assertion that the former funnyman "doesn't take women seriously" other than the video snippet she blatantly takes out of context.

We called Ortman's political director, Jim Sanborn, and asked him what specifically is objectionable about the video clip. He wasn't in the mood to talk, apparently.

(For more, click to page two.)


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Terese Farr
Terese Farr

WE Vote...and Re-Elect.......just like Colorado.

Aaron Frederickson
Aaron Frederickson

Franken has joked about raping a women. Hah, ha! That is really funny. It is even funnier seeing out US Senator acting like a two-year old. We need someone who is serious, not someone who thinks they are still on SNL.

Dee Austin
Dee Austin

She is being quite foolish, I invite her to continue.

Jamie Cooper
Jamie Cooper

what sort of traffic are these "traffic cones" normally used for? children's tricycles? toy helicopters? the bigger concern should be over the fact that these traffic cones would be completely worthless if used on a street.

Carrie Lynn
Carrie Lynn

i cant stand al but c'mon..........its a bad joke but seriously

David Grimsrud
David Grimsrud

I added City Pages, I had no idea they were liberal BSers!

Lisa Schreiber Skjefte
Lisa Schreiber Skjefte

I believe if this was a republican doing THE SAME THING, the headline would read different. Do you report on any real news.

jackson.g
jackson.g

One minor correction: "Chanhassen" is spelled with an "E." Great article. This is a ridiculous distraction from actual issues, which I'm sure Republicans would be quick to point out it the video was of a Republican.

Susan Ingram
Susan Ingram

I'm OUTRAGED at your OUTRAGE, it's simply OUTRAGEOUS.

byebyeal
byebyeal

Go Julianne! Get Al the fuck out of here!

AJHERNAN
AJHERNAN

More proof Al is not and never was funny.

Robb Hawkins
Robb Hawkins

whatever watch his roll in the movie trading places!

Paul Harcey
Paul Harcey

I wonder how many women would have done the same thing? I know a few.

Amy Lynn
Amy Lynn

If we had a picture of Michelle Bachmann playing with a traffic cone as if it were her penis would we be amused? Probably. Yes, im sure of it.

Tony Boicourt
Tony Boicourt

Oh know w known comedian is using prop humor. I no longer support his policies, but this is ridiculous.

Jeremy Hageman
Jeremy Hageman

Yeah an snl writer at heart. His people kno who they elected

Tina Hegg
Tina Hegg

As if we didn't know he was a comedian.

Monte Fontaine
Monte Fontaine

This is so rich. The struggle to have women taken seriously is a worthy endeavor for sure. I'm just not sure if the likes of Palin, Bachman, and now Ortman are the best spokespeople for this cause.

Stefanie Megan Brown
Stefanie Megan Brown

I ain't got time for this. The internet just trivialized the hell outta petitions!

Kelly Guncheon
Kelly Guncheon

Actually, his valiant opposition to the mega cable company merger is the polar opposite of anti-free speech anything.

John Steitz
John Steitz

This just in: comedian was a comedian before he was a senator

Bearach Coughlin
Bearach Coughlin

No, remember before he was a political dork he was a comedy dork.

Paul Easyrider
Paul Easyrider

This is an OUTRAGE. I am OUTRAGED. Who else here is OUTRAGED as I am? OUTRAGEOUS.

ron.fresquez
ron.fresquez topcommenter

Otman is just another Clown in the MN Regressive Party Senatorial candidate Short Bus. 

ron.fresquez
ron.fresquez topcommenter

Andrew Britefart is still dead. I met him 3 years ago and yes, he was the perfect A-Hole everyone said he was. Many people have said they would defecate on his grave if they knew where he was buried. However, theses same people have stated they have an aversion to long lines. The world is a much better place without Andrew Britefart. 

Dan Hogan
Dan Hogan

She's running in Arizona that's why

Bob Mathews
Bob Mathews

I think it's nice. Shows he's in touch with his feminine side.

Kåty Corbin
Kåty Corbin

No way. He's just being silly. Who cares.

Mike Dols
Mike Dols

Not funny at all. I'm Ashamed for the people who voted for this idiot.

Steve Kroll
Steve Kroll

You have to admit Al does a killer Madonna impersonation.

Lisa Scammahorn
Lisa Scammahorn

Everyone should embrace the 12 yr old inside of them once in awhile!

Jake Encinas
Jake Encinas

Whoa..... he did what?! *tosses papers in the air* We've got to bring this mutha down! I mean traffic cones, REALLY??!! How is he supposed to be the funny one in the Senate with jokes like that? Can we get Jon Stewart to run? I'm with Ortman, we need funnier Senators now! That's her gripe, right? now funny enough?

AJHERNAN
AJHERNAN

@ChazDanger Al wasn't funny on SNL and Emmy's are bought and sold like modern politicians. Mike Meyers, Chris Rock, Ellen Cleghorne, Eddie Murphy...those folks are funny. Al, not so much.

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