But my…the questions it raises.
You can’t fault the Montana Democratic Party for taking $12,500 from Al Franken months or even years ago.
Who knew that we’d learn Al Franken was a serial groper?
- It’s not like he was bragging about grabbing women down there.
- It’s not like he was trying to seduce 14-year-olds.
- It’s not like he was sending nude photos of himself.
The guy just likes a good butt, likes to grab ‘em occasionally, and that one time he did a provocative photo with a woman he’d tried to cheat on his wife with.
He’s a Democrat.
Al Franken is a Democrat. John Conyers is too. So we give them a free pass.
In the case of the latter, we even go so far as to create a special victims fund so that all those assaulted by congressmen are quickly paid off, and forced to keep their mouths shut forevermore.
The Congressional Accountability Act of 1995.
Talk about an oxymoron.
$15 million of your money pissed right down the drain because the dirty old men in the hallowed halls can’t keep their hands to themselves.
It’s a generational thing, really.
Baby Boomers, and those that came before.
Sure the hell ain’t a lot of Gen-X’ers and Millennials that’d think about going around and grabbing a woman’s ass like that.
We weren’t raise that way.
We didn’t come up in the ‘Mad Men’ style of women-in-the-kitchen and drinks starting at noon.
We were brought up in a post-Vietnam America, one that’s seen the nation in decline for over a generation now.
The military has nothing to do with it, aside from their waste. For 200 years in this country we didn’t need a standing military, but all of a sudden over the last 50 years we do.
Who’s that benefit?
$12,500 is chump change when it comes to politics.
For a quarter of Montanans, it probably represents most of their yearly earnings.
As I wrote in the Missoulian last week, the Montana Democratic Party had $262,000 cash in the bank according to their latest FEC finance report.
Out-of-state Party spokesmen told us that the money they got from serial-groper Al Franken is long gone, and that it won’t be returned.
This is smart.
Deny culpability, avoid accountability.
It’s been two years now since Angela McLean was fired from her job, with the reason being that she just couldn’t work with the governor.
It’s been over six months now since Steve Bullock started his 2020 presidential bid.
Congress admits that they don’t know how many more women are going to come forward; how many more of their fellows with face accusation charges.
It’s a constant drip, drip, drip…hence the ‘foresight’ to crate the Congressional victims fund in 1995.
It’s amazing what started in Hollywood with Harvey Weinstein, and it’s amazing how it spread to Washington.
Everyday there’s something new.
And everyday that goes by, those that have been accused fail to face justice.
But what is justice?
If it’s getting cuffed and thrown in jail, then no…we don’t have that.
But if it’s having your career, your future prospects, your family, your name, and your life ruined, then yes…we do indeed have justice.
Most of those people in Hollywood will never work again.
But in Washington, it’s business as usual.
Always has been. Always will be.