Thune has to pay people to defend his rape protection vote. How ironic.

Photo taken by Adam Grimm


Ironic Johnny; hunting for a defender?

It seems the only ones chastising Thune’s vote are citizens writing letters to the editor and the only ones defending Thune’s vote are his paid staffers.

Sen. John Thune’s communication director, Andrea Fouberg, claims the letter from Will Bennett in the Oct. 21 Argus Leader was full of misinformation and inaccuracies. I believe Fouberg’s letter is the one with misinformation and inaccuracies.

Sen. Al Franken’s amendment would withhold defense contracts from companies such as Halliburton if they restrict employees from taking workplace sexual assault cases to court. Currently, employees of defense contractors who are sexually assaulted can’t sue in court but instead are forced into secret arbitration where chances are good that arbitration will favor the company, not the employee.

I find it incredible that Fouberg contends that the Franken amendment “does nothing more than reward trial lawyers.” I say that Thune’s vote against the amendment does nothing more than reward defense contractors.

I thought it was funny that the defending letter writer was exposed to be a Thune staffer, typical damage control from the Republicants. Still waiting to hear something from the SD MSM on this one. Someone needs to go to Kranz’s desk, wake him up and remind him that he is part of the ‘liberal’ media 🙂


#1 Helga on 10.28.09 at 1:43 am

If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance then baffle them with bull shit.

#2 l3wis on 10.28.09 at 2:42 am

Someone told me the other day I should run against Thune. That would be funny.

#3 Ghost of Dude on 10.28.09 at 7:18 am

So allowing people to have their day in court is construed as a giveaway to trail lawyers?

That’s the best turd-shining job I’ve seen in all my time on earth. Still smells like shit, though.

#4 Costner on 10.28.09 at 9:10 am

Thune’s staff would have you believe that (based upon their logic) it is quite possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.


#5 owk on 10.28.09 at 9:50 pm

Helga, that’s what happens here everyday, l3wis, that would be funny because you’d make SD look like MN when Ventura ran, yes, what a joke, hahaha, thanks for wasting our time you ahole, that’s what people would say in the end. Meaning you not Thune. MN is going to realize the same mistake w/the joke maker they have in senate now. Please don’t turn SD into a MN, thank you.

#6 Costner on 10.29.09 at 6:51 am

owk…Ventura got elected. Not sure how you can say he wasted his time when he actually won.

As far as Franken, it seems he is making quite a name for himself – and a positive one at that. I’d be willing to wager if the election were held today, Franken would have beat Coleman by enough votes that no recount would have been necessary.

That said, I’d take a former wrestler/actor or a former cast member of SNL (with the exception of Victoria Jackson) over Thune anyday. I would be a vast improvement… and possibly entertaining to boot.

#7 Ghost of Dude on 10.29.09 at 7:58 am

OWK – I take it you haven’t watched Franken speak on C-Span. He actually comes off as knowing what he’s talking about, which is more than I can say for most of our elected officials.