Thread: Now, Al Franken
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Old 07-29-2019, 12:49 AM
Chimera is offline
Join Date: Sep 2002
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I'm a Minnesota voter. I voted for Al both times he ran.

I'm ready to say that he's done his penance for his sins and I would absolutely vote for him again. I'm not at any point going to agree that he has to be permanently banned from politics for this.

I don't like this modern, social media idea that once someone has done something wrong, no matter what it was, their only recourse is to retreat into a life of shame and never be heard from again. Hell, if Smirky McLawsuit came out ten years from now and said "I'm older now, I can see where my behavior was wrong and I apologize for it", I'd be willing to give him another chance.