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Al Franken accuser says disgusting USO tour grope photo was an 'in your face' parting shot [TR]
Daily Mail ^ | 17 November 2017 | David Martosko

Posted on 11/18/2017 5:04:39 AM PST by McGruff

The radio host groped and forcibly kissed by now-Senator Al Franken during a 2006 USO show says the now-infamous photo of the Democrat's hands on her breasts while she slept wasn't meant as a joke: It was an 'in your face' parting shot after nearly two weeks of being 'belittled and humiliated.'

The lawmaker issued a third apology to former Playboy model Leeann Tweeden on Friday afternoon just before she appeared on 'The View,' a sign that he may feel support slipping among advocates who want him to weather the storm and refuse to resign

Tweeden said hours earlier on 'Good Morning America' that she 'had to endure being with him for almost two weeks' after 'he stuck his tongue in my mouth' as Franken mocked her with one passive-aggressive gesture after another.

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Full title: Al Franken accuser says disgusting USO tour grope photo was an 'in your face' parting shot after nearly two weeks of being 'belittled and humiliated' – as Democratic senator apologizes to her for a THIRD time
1 posted on 11/18/2017 5:04:39 AM PST by McGruff
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To: All

Worth reading the whole article.


2 posted on 11/18/2017 5:06:15 AM PST by McGruff (Lock Her Up! In a Padded Cell!)
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To: McGruff
Al Franken accuser says disgusting USO tour grope photo was an 'in your face' parting shot...

I saw her on TV yesterday, I believe. She seemed matter of fact, but certainly not overly upset about the whole thing. No, I'm not defending in any way, shape or form, Frankin. I'm merely making an observation.

3 posted on 11/18/2017 5:12:59 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: McGruff

This gal just plain hates Al in a big way.
Fine by me. The smarmy sonofabitch should have stuck to SNL.


4 posted on 11/18/2017 5:19:28 AM PST by Artemis Webb (Maxine Waters for House Minority Leader!!)
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To: McGruff

If Franken had done this to my wife or daughters he wouldn’t be “Senator”.


5 posted on 11/18/2017 5:22:49 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: McGruff

Blame the victim.

The “go to” refuge for the bully and unlovable kid that never seems to have learned basic rules of common decency, which turns out, not to be so common after all.

Like so many bullies out there that get found out and are forced to admit to their misdeeds, the claims of apology ring false every time, trying to buy off the target of their tactics with fake promises of “I won’t do that any more”, yet will revert to the same patterns time and again, because the target “deserved” the abuse.


6 posted on 11/18/2017 5:25:04 AM PST by alloysteel (The rhetorical question, "How stupid can you be?" is just considered to be a challenge by some.)
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To: McGruff

Great article...

Thanks for posting.

Female and in my early fifties, one of the things I am glad about getting older, is the “less” attention from possible harassers.

The stuff Leann describes, occurred in many industries I have been a part of.


7 posted on 11/18/2017 5:27:56 AM PST by HypatiaTaught (Millions more Closet Trumpers than Never Trumpers)
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To: McGruff
an 'in your face' parting shot

Yep--Completely consistent with the entitlement mindset of Franken and most DIMS.

8 posted on 11/18/2017 5:35:12 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician/Journalist. Some assembly required.)
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To: McGruff
Leeann was the Playboy cover girl six years ago in December.
She is indeed a looker but that doesn't give Freaky Franken groping rights.

I think she is being too easy on Al The Pervert.
It is too bad she didn't speak out in 2008 when he was stealing the senate election.
She could have saved the nation from Obamacare by sinking Al's senate aspirations before he became the deciding vote..


9 posted on 11/18/2017 5:38:07 AM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (United We Stand - Divided We Fall. Remember: Diversity is the opposite of unity.)
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To: McGruff

Sanctimonious Hypocrite


10 posted on 11/18/2017 5:41:25 AM PST by Bon mots (Laughing at liberal tears!)
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To: McGruff

Pure, unadulterated BS!

NO EXCUSE!!!!


11 posted on 11/18/2017 5:44:08 AM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith..)
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To: Road Warrior ‘04
I saw her on TV yesterday, I believe. She seemed matter of fact, but certainly not overly upset about the whole thing. No, I'm not defending in any way, shape or form, Frankin. I'm merely making an observation.

Now, I have never been the victim of any sort of sexual harrassment, bullying, physical assault, etc., so I won't proffer any "observations."

Instead, a speculation (based upon my understanding of human nature):

When repeatedly telling a story like this one (assuming that the lady in question is being 100% truthful) in numerous different venues (on the night of the assault, to a girlfriend; six weeks later, to her mother; two years later, to her fiancé; at a press conference; during a radio interview; on tv; etc.), I should think it quite believable that one could display different "affects" - sometimes relating the events in a very matter-of-fact or even dead-pan manner, sometimes expressing anger, sometimes breaking into tears.

That's human nature.

If every "performance" were identical, however, then I'd be getting suspicious.

Regards,

12 posted on 11/18/2017 5:45:09 AM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: McGruff

Some sick guys get off on this stuff. I remember a parting shot from a sick guy I worked for as a young woman. Eventually the guy went to jail for fraud.


13 posted on 11/18/2017 5:47:17 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Vlad The Inhaler

I must be getting old.

That issue looks great.

Hunter S. Thompson
Ayn Ryand
AND
Craig Ferguson!!!


14 posted on 11/18/2017 5:55:38 AM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts FDR's New Deal = obama)
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To: miss marmelstein
Some sick guys get off on this stuff. I remember a parting shot from a sick guy I worked for as a young woman. Eventually the guy went to jail for fraud.

Yup. Them as are bad almost always get worse.

To me, Franken has obvious and serious moral (and perhaps mental) problems. Has had since he used to do his unfunny bits on SNL, more than 35 years ago.

Just as disgusting is that the citizens of Minnesota would elected him to represent their state.

15 posted on 11/18/2017 6:05:21 AM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: McGruff

MN should investigate how this guy won his last election. IMO


16 posted on 11/18/2017 6:08:59 AM PST by MulberryDraw
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To: McGruff

There we go. “I’m the victim here!” And ... scene.


17 posted on 11/18/2017 6:10:37 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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I misread the title, and did not comprehend that it was her comment. Not his . I would like to apologise to anybody who reads my previous comment.

thank you


19 posted on 11/18/2017 6:15:30 AM PST by themidnightskulker (And then the thread dies... peacefully, in it's sleep....)
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20 posted on 11/18/2017 6:33:16 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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