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I really can't see how Coleman was able to lose to Al Franken. All he had to do for his election campaign was to constantly quote all of Al Frankens admitted drug using comments in the book "Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, as Told By Its Stars, Writers and Guests".

Or did Coleman do that and the voters just didn't care?



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.18
    Originally posted by Kevintripod
    I really can't see how Coleman was able to lose to Al Franken. All he had to do for his election campaign was to constantly quote all of Al Frankens admitted drug using comments in the book "Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, as Told By Its Stars, Writers and Guests".

    Or did Coleman do that and the voters just didn't care?


I don't know if Coleman did that or not, but how is it relevant? Or more specifically, why is it so important that you think it is "all" Coleman should have had to bring up in his campaign?

Don't you think discussion of policy proposals and, I don't know, positions on important issues has a place in the campaign for a seat in the US Senate?

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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by Kevintripod
    I really can't see how Coleman was able to lose to Al Franken. All he had to do for his election campaign was to constantly quote all of Al Frankens admitted drug using comments in the book "Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, as Told By Its Stars, Writers and Guests".

    Or did Coleman do that and the voters just didn't care?

I think at this point in time a Republican talking about drug use by a Democrat generally only wins him votes he was probably already going to get anyhow. Seems judging by our current President having won handily that such things have ceased to be a disqualifying event for a politician.



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.36
    Originally posted by spf
    Seems judging by our current President having won handily that such things have ceased to be a disqualifying event for a politician.
Exactly. On the other hand, baseball players, as can be seen by this Keith Olbermann diatribe (keitholbermann.mlblogs.com) are a totally different matter. So if Coleman and Franken were competing to be in the Baseball Hall-of-Fame, then illegal drug use would be very relevant. But relevant to a bid for the U.S. Senate? Not so much.




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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.18
    Originally posted by Downtown Bookie
      Originally posted by spf
      Seems judging by our current President having won handily that such things have ceased to be a disqualifying event for a politician.
    Exactly. On the other hand, baseball players, as can be seen by this Keith Olbermann diatribe (keitholbermann.mlblogs.com) are a totally different matter. So if Coleman and Franken were competing to be in the Baseball Hall-of-Fame, then illegal drug use would be very relevant. But relevant to a bid for the U.S. Senate? Not so much.



As soon as a baseball player's hall of fame eligibility is questioned because of something they did years before they played baseball, in a manner that has no effect on their ability to baseball at the time they play, this will be a relevant comparison.

Or do you think Al Franken is still wasted or otherwise effected right now from his drug use when he was on SNL? Or do you think the fact he used drugs when he was on SNL means it's safe to assume he uses drugs now?
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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.36
    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
    Or do you think the fact he used drugs when he was on SNL means it's safe to assume he uses drugs now?
Is this a trick question?



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