Saturday, September 5, 2009

Al Franken On Healthcare Reform

If you've been frustrated by the shouting and the lack of real discussion on healthcare reform at town hall meetings, take a look at this YouTube video of Al Franken discussing healthcare reform with tea party activists that approached him at the Minn-eeeee-sodaaa State Fair. The video was posted by Dusty Trice (no, not a porn star). Dusty promised to post the full 25 minutes, but has only included 10 minutes for now. Here is the description of the video.

I got to witness something really special. About a dozen tea party activists had
staked out Sen. Al Franken's booth, and confronted him loudly when he arrived.
But within minutes, he'd turned an unruly crowd into a productive conversation
on health care. The discussion went from insurance reform, to the public option,
to veterans benefits, to cap and trade. He made a few laugh and even told a
touching story that moved a few to tears. A whole lot of common ground was


  1. I've posted two more videos, roughly 15 more minutes, as responses to that original clip.

    I guess I do have the best porn star name ever!

  2. Dusty, My apologies on the porn star comment. How embarrassing. Well, maybe not as embarrassing as shouting "YOU LIE" at the President. Looking forward to checking out the other videos. We're big fans of Al Franken.