South Dakota's Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin could take a lesson in how to explain health care from her Demcoratic colleague in the upper chamber, Senator Al Franken from Minnesota. On the ground at the Minnesota State Fair, Senator Franken talks directly and honestly with a Tea-Party t-shirt wearer and other citizens about pre-existing conditions, medical bankruptcy, and the effectiveness of the Minnesota's ability to control medical costs. And when offered calm questions, he's ready with calm, specific answers. No wisecracks, no obfuscations, just straight talk from the closest thing we may have to a regular guy in the Senate:
Oh my—I know I'm asking for it, but I can't resist. Put this fine Senator together with Representative Anthony Weiner from New York, and you have a killer ticket for the Presidency: Franken-Weiner 2016!
*** A cartoon still too appropriate for the Trump campaign inaugural "address" and link to text - A little rough scribbling in need of a real artist. The Trump inaugural "address" unfortunately matched the worst assumptions of the talking heads attempti...
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