Friday, May 2, 2008

Who laughs last

Seems all is not funny for funny man Al Franken. Apparently there is (at least implied) a cover-up related to his financials.

We've covered the tax and legal compliance problems of Minnesota Democratic Senatorial candidate Al Franken over the past few weeks. First came the revelation of his failure to pay workers' compensation insurance in New York. Then came the revelation of his failure to file corporate tax returns in California. This week it was revealed that Franken owes $70,000 in back taxes in 17 states.

It could all be Innocent but it also seems to fit the "good enough for thee but not for me" attitude and mentality of so many at the upper levels of liberal politics that it is hard not to give it some weight. It does not improve the situation any that Al blames this all on his accountant but then his accountant is instructed not to discuss the issues with anyone, resulting in him not being able to explain the situation or defend himself from Al's excuses.

I also have to agree with this statement from Scott at Power Line "It is perhaps the most damning development yet in the continuing saga of the comedian who hasn't been deliberately funny since the expiration of the Al Franken Decade in 1990."

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