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marv
09-19-2010, 11:39 AM
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2010/09/027258.php


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[Al] Franken [D,MN] is a man of the hard left, but that isn't necessarily disqualifying in the land of 10,000 loons. Among other things, however, Franken had a history of cocaine use that he had bragged about for the oral history Live From New York.

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Franken was discussing his cocaine use during his first stint writing for the show from 1976-1980, a relatively long time ago. The jocular attitude he expressed toward his drug use would have occurred in his comments for the book (published in 2002), considerably more recently. I may be wrong, incidentally, but I don't recall that this little item was ever explored by anyone covering the campaign in the Minnesota press.

The press nevertheless did report a few items of interest about Franken. It turned out that Franken had failed to pay workers' compensation insurance in New York where he had been making a living before he returned to Minnesota to run for office. He had also failed to file corporate tax returns in California.

In what should have been a final blow to his campaign, the Star Tribune reported that Franken owed $70,000 in back taxes in 17 states. Franken blamed the problem on his accountant and then instructed his accountant not to talk to the press.

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If Al Franken was able to overcome his personal record to become a United States Senator, Christine O'Donnell certainly can.

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