Adding insult to the injury of the heinous confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, today, Al Franken apparently made faces and mocked Senator Mitch McConnell during his speech on the Senate floor.
The Hill reports:
Franken, who was presiding over the chamber from the dais, gesticulated and made faces while McConnell explained his opposition to Kagan, according to witnesses.
The television cameras broadcasting the speech on C-SPAN remained fixed on McConnell, missing Franken’s antics from the Senate president’s chair.
McConnell grew increasingly angry as Franken made fun of him before a crowded public gallery and Senate aides lining the chamber walls. Senate aides said they were shocked that Franken would flout the decorum of the chamber during such a solemn occasion.
After McConnell finished his remarks, he walked up to the dais and rebuked him.
“This is not ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Al,” McConnell said, making reference to Franken’s career as a writer and actor on NBC’s long-running comedy show, according to a witness who overheard the exchange.
Franken went to Senator McConnell’s office, later to apologize, but McConnell wasn’t there, so he left a hand written note.
Hat tip: K-Lo, The Corner:
Here’s Mitch McConnell’s speech on Senate Floor:
Ace links to a video of a Pat Caddell appearance on Fox: Pat Caddell: Country’s Mood Is “Pre-Revolutionary”
Exactly right. And if Al Franken thinks that we the people are too preoccupied to notice the daily outrages coming out of Washington (including this latest one), he’s got another thing coming. It’s called November….it’s coming.
… Franken has worked hard to suppress his jerkier impulses in the interest of being taken seriously as a politician. He’s done well enough thus far, but lately he’s been getting bored and just maybe a little distracted by the looming GOP tidal wave, so the pressure holding back the geyser of jackassery within ain’t quite as strong as it used to be.
Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!