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This week is the Thanksgiving show, and the first Ed Alert is: “Start talking about politics at the table! I always like to do it with a little bit of alcohol too; that makes it more fun.” Ed also has insight on home buying, credit and taxes; the holidays are the best time to get those things on track.
Roy Moore Controversy
The beginning of the week was dominated by coverage of U.S. Senate candidate from Alabama, Roy Moore, who has been alleged to have pursued underage girls in his 30s and 40s. Ed Alert: “Let me start by saying, I am not defending Roy Moore. But this stuff is coming out at a very suspect time. Remember a guy named Herman Cain, who had a great tax plan, 999? And as soon as he gained in the polls, all these women came out to say he sexually harassed them – so he dropped out. And then, where did all the women go? There are certain things you don’t accuse someone of without proof.”
And Then There’s Al Franken
Speaking of proof, there is proof of what sitting Senator Al Franken did to Leeann Tweeden, news anchor on KABC radio Los Angeles. In a blog post on the station’s website, Tweeden wrote about Franken’s behavior when the two were on a USO Tour to entertain the troops in December 2006. Remember, at this time Franken was mostly known for being a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live. He hadn’t yet run for Senate (his Senate term began in 2009). Her full blog post is located here. Ed Alert: “This wasn’t ‘he asked me out for a date’ like Roy Moore. And I don’t think this is hearsay, because there’s a picture of it.” After reading Franken’s lengthy apology, Ed Alert: “I have to take a break now so I can go throw up.”
Plus, here’s what Al Franken said to the Harvard Crimson (the student newspaper of Harvard) in 1976 when he had just been hired by Saturday Night Live: “I just don’t like homosexuals. If you ask me, they’re all homosexuals in the Pudding (Hasty Pudding Club, the thespian society at Harvard). Hey, I was glad when that Pudding homosexual got killed in Philadelphia…put that in, put that in, I’d love to see that in the Crimson.” WOW. Al Franken, everyone – a liberal who pretends to champion the rights of gays and calls you homophobic if you aren’t on board with gay marriage.
The Week in Investigations
This week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the House Judiciary Committee as part of their Russia investigation. Most of the hearing was Democrats trying to twist Sessions’ words from his last testimony in an attempt to call him a liar. But one member of the committee, Republican Jim Jordan of Ohio, wanted to know when Sessions plans to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate the real Russian scandal: the sale of Uranium One to the Russian government while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, and the executives of Uranium One donating millions to the Clinton Foundation after it happened. Tune in to hear what this “freakin stud” (Ed’s words) said this week, plus more news and opinion!
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