Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Senator Al Franken – History as Sound Byte!

“Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.” Senator Al Franken

Yesterday, in Senator Al Franken’s first public utterance to the United States of America, he stepped on his Wikipedia.

In attempting to blow kisses in the direction of the camera and Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor, Senator Al Franken told Sotomayor that she was "the most experienced Supreme Court nominee in 100 years." Well, Al that’s nice, but not really all that truthful. 100 years would set the historical chronology bar at 1909 So, maybe Al gets this one. Let's See Here! Do Math, Do the Math . . . Nope. Charles Evans Hughes was the Michael Jordan of Law America – he was two-time nominee – he retired from the Court and like MJ –Hughes Returned! Hughes was first nominated ninety nine years ago. Yep, he’s under on both.

I like Wikipedia. It is flawed and so am I. Nevertheless, a quick reference check can clean up any dodgy bullet point. However, it helps to have a patina of reading and learning, when using quick points for full rhetorical value. However, I will forego my use of Wikipedia, and take a look at Cornell University Law site.
Yep. Plenty on Charles Evans Hughes. Charles Evans Hughes was much more experienced, but probably no where near as empathetic as Judge Sotomayor. Senator Al Franken wanted to shine the apple for the SOTUS designate ASAP and was a LOL.
Charles Evans Hughes was first appointed Associate Justice of United States Supreme Court in 1910, and then resigned in 1916 to run against Woodrow Wilson, to whom he lost by 3,000 votes in California. Hughes was named again to the Supreme Court in 1839, after having served as Secretary of State and was nominated as Chief Justice by Herbert Hoover and subsequently gave FDR all kinds of Holy Hell from 1930 until 1941.

Now, Charles Evans Hughes had been Governor of New York and Dean of Cornell Law School and had done all kinds of Law work and taught Latin, Japanese and Calculus prior to a great public career.Senator Al Franken was a comedian who defeated Norm Coleman with the help of ACORN and other grassroots travelers.

Senator Al Franken will be good many laughs during his short time in the United States Senate.Sonia Sotomayor will join the United States Supreme Court for Life. History is not a sound byte.



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