Al Franken and Norm Coleman subjected the voters and Minnesota (and Wisconsin too because we’re so close) to the vilest amount character trashing ever known to recent politics with their TV and radio advertisements that cost untold millions all through last year.
And yet, last weekend, both shared the stage at a Jewish community center in the Twin Cities suburb of St. Louis Park along with former Minnesota U.S. Senator and still non-entity Mark Dayton to all agree that Israel has every right, in fact even a responsibility (if you believe Tom Friedman) to blow Gaza to kingdom come.
Watching it on local TV news broadcast, it all looked so surreal, seeing two men who no doubt despise if not hate each other outright, come together over bloodshed and even joke about it too. (“We agree on absolutely nothing except…”, you get the picture).
I guess one can only say thanks to Israel to bringing these two bitter opponents together for one day to forget their differences and celebrate 1,000 Palestinian dead. Now that there’s an election coming soon in Israel, maybe the two of them can run on the same Kadima slate and continue to build upon their new found friendship.
Forget about Obama promising to bring the country together, Israel’s invasion of Gaza already done that, from Minnesota all the way to Washington D.C and Congress.