[guest post by Dana]
“I was just out of college in my first job, working for U.S. senator Patty Murray,” she told New York. Franken, then exploring a run for the Senate, was the guest speaker at Murray’s annual Golden Tennis Shoes Awards (named for a dismissive description of Murray, early in her political career, as a mom in tennis shoes).
The woman worked the photo line, and when it was her turn to be photographed with Franken, she said, “he puts his hand on my ass. He’s telling the photographer, ‘Take another one. I think I blinked. Take another one.’ And I’m just frozen. It’s so violating. And then he gives me a little squeeze on my buttock, and I am bright red. I don’t say anything at the time, but I felt deeply, deeply uncomfortable.”
So what, right? I mean, if the self-anointed champion of women tells women everywhere to get over it when a male Democrat is caught up in accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate handsiness, who are they, or even you to make a big deal of it:
Hillary Clinton defended former Vice President Joe Biden against allegations that he has has acted inappropriately by head kissing and touching the backs of women. In a video interview with People Magazine to promote her upcoming book, the former first lady said that the former veep should be judged for the “totality” of his record and that he “is a thoroughly decent human being who has served our country honorably and well for decades.” She said that focusing on the allegations of inappropriate behavior was just a distraction. “We can pick apart anybody. I mean, that’s a great spectator sport,” she said. “But this man who’s there in the Oval Office right now poses a clear and present danger to the future of the United States. So get over it.”
Heh, Hillary would claim that her own husband served his country honorably for decades too, so what’s a little handsy sexual assault, eh??
Dear Hillary, your hypocritical underpants are showing. Yet again. While it’s a very unattractive look, it is a revealing reminder of the breadth of unabashed hypocrisy and dishonesty in which you trade.
[Ed. I don’t really care about Al Franken, other than he is a sleazebag who may once again be in a position of power as he has not ruled out running for public office. I don’t really care about Hillary Clinton, other than she may run again in 2020 and women may be stupid enough to buy her shtick.]
(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)