Al Franken Plays Cowbell with School BandAuthor: Jon Martin | Saturday, April 10th, 2010 |
He’s a little hard to see, over on the left but he’s there. Doing dorky stuff like this is another reason why I like Al Franken. The first? He’s not afraid to smackdown congressman that are being assholes.
Sometimes it takes someone from outside the beltway to talk some sense into assholes. I think if you’re in congress too long, you start to plan out things to far ahead without taking into consideration your constituents needs. It becomes a game where if you try to do something, most likely the other side will find a way to cancel out what you’ve done… so it becomes about finding loopholes and ways to outlast your opponents until their next election. It’s not really about doing the best job anymore, it’s about getting elected again, so that way you continue campaigning. All politics is now is a constant campaign.
Obama has to constantly go out and explain himself, otherwise the stupid American populace would start to dislike him. In an age where everyone has ADHD and makes split-second judgements, a politician can’t survive just doing his job, he also has to be marketing himself the entire time.