Sen. Norm Coleman rejects use of anti-Franken ‘rape comic book’

Sen. Norm Coleman doesn’t like the tasteless comic books attacking Al Franken sent out by the National Republican Senatorial Committee to Minnesotans, notes the Pioneer Press blog Political Animal, and the senator said so in a message to the group:

“The piece itself is something that simply should never made it to the mail. The direct mail piece, which comes in the form of something that looks like a comic book, focuses on Mr. Franken’s repeated efforts at comedy using jokes about rape, child abuse and other degrading commentary during his career,” Coleman wrote.

“A piece of direct mail, dealing with this subject matter, that could be viewed as a comic book by children is something that is just not acceptable. I’m astonished that anyone would have used such poor judgment. There’s no excuse for any effort to make a joke out of rape or child abuse — there’s also no excuse for the type of direct mail piece that was sent to the people of my state.

“It is my hope that you will make it clear, in whatever legal means are available to you, that such direct mail is unacceptable. And, if anymore remains to be mailed, that it be collected and destroyed.”

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Grace Kelly on 10/27/2008 - 03:35 pm.

    Congratulations for furthering the Norm Coleman propaganda! Until very recently, Norm Coleman was running negative ads. Norm’s statement is just a campaign ploy for Norm to try to avoid the bad effects of the rest of the negative campaign. The fact that you would go with this story shows without even commenting about the recentness of the Norm Coleman negative ad role reversal, shows that you are just repeating Republican talking points without citing history or anything to give the reader a more critical understanding that this might be a campaign ploy. This is not critical reporting, just more reporting that is at best, lazy, and at worst, deliberately favoring Norm Coleman.

  2. Submitted by Karl Pearson-Cater on 10/27/2008 - 04:06 pm.

    Grace Kelly, please see analysis posted here:

    Doug Grow: Angry DFLers assail anti-Franken ‘comic book’; Norm Coleman disavows independent effort

    http://www.minnpost.com/douggrow/2008/10/27/4120/angry_dflers_assail_anti-franken_comic_book_norm_coleman_disavows_independent_effort

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