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View Diary: Al Franken's Committee Assignments (311 comments)

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  •  Franken is a wonk's wonk (0+ / 0-)

    This idea that legislatures need to be lawyers is just silly. There are experts to draft and edit laws. I don't see whats not to understand here. There are already plenty of lawyers in the legislature - Franken's experience with the media will serve him well.

    From his radio show and books, you see someone who is really detail oriented and can't stand bullshit. Good qualities in a legislator for sure.

    •  Wait-- please don't misunderstand (0+ / 0-)

      I am merely responding to a diary that is implying that Franken is somehow deserving of committee seats that were awarded to Bennett and Gillibrand.  My argument is that in terms of merit and experience, this is not the case.  

      But this:

      This idea that legislatures need to be lawyers

      ...is not an idea that I've put forth here.  

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