MNGOP feigns outrage over lame Al Franken cone boob video

Categories: Al Franken, MNGOP
Immature? Sure. Worthy of self-flagellation? No.
In April, then-U.S. Senate hopeful Julianne Ortman (R-Chanhassen) distributed an absurd petition calling for Al Franken to apologize for a secretly recorded 2012 video showing him joking around in an Arizona driveway with traffic cones.

The whole thing was a blatant attempt to score cheap political points, as Franken has nothing to apologize for. Don't believe us? Check out the raw footage below the jump.

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Franken never apologized, and you'd think Minnesota Republicans would've moved on and forgotten about that dumb clip. But in light of MNGOP congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn's defiant Sunday night apology for sexist and homophobic blog posts he wrote years ago, the MNGOP is again calling on Franken to apologize.

Hagedorn is challenging Democratic incumbent Tim Walz in southern Minnesota's First Congressional District. Here are excerpts (via Mother Jones) of blogs Hagedorn published in years gone by:
From a 2003 post about the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Texas's sodomy ban: "Butt (sic) never have winners lost so dearly. The Court's voyage into uncharted, untreated cultural bathhouse waters was designed to offer a gentle push from behind... to generate a small skip forward for the pink triangle class... to throw them a bone, so to speak."

From a 2003 post about Washington Democratic Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray: They are "undeserving bimbos in tennis shoes."

From a 2005 post on onetime George W. Bush Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers: She'll "fill the bra of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor."

On a South Dakota U.S. Senate race: "The race has been highlighted by a Democrat drive to register voters in several of several of South Dakota's expansive redistribution of wealth centers... err... casino parlors... err... Indian reservations. Remarkably, many of the voters registered for absentee ballots were found to be chiefs and squaws who had returned to the spirit world many moons ago."
Those passages are a wee bit more offensive than playing around with some traffic cones, right? But during a press conference at the State Fair yesterday, MNGOP Chairman Keith Downey alleged that in light of Franken's behavior, DFL Chairman Ken Martin's call for Hagedorn to apologize is hypocritical.

(For more, click to page two.)

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